The applicants said that section 1 of the 2014 Act was unlawful in that it went against decisions of the European Court. Held: Section 1 was indeed inconsistent with European Union Law. Section 1, of the Act should be disapplied: (1) insofar as access to and use of communications data retained pursuant to a retention … Continue reading Davis and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department and Others: Admn 17 Jul 2015
ECJ Judgment – Reference for a preliminary ruling – Electronic communications – Processing of personal data – Confidentiality of electronic communications – Protection – Directive 2002/58/EC – Articles 5, 6 and 9 and Article 15(1) – Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – Articles 7, 8 and 11 and Article 52(1) – National … Continue reading Tele2 Sverige v Post-och telestyrelsen,
and Secretary of State for the Home Department: ECJ 21 Dec 2016
The Secretary of State appealed against a ruling that section 1 of the 2014 Act was inconsistent wih European law. Held: The following questions were referred to the CJEU: (1) Did the CJEU in Digital Rights Ireland intend to lay down mandatory requirements of EU law with which the national legislation of Member States must … Continue reading Secretary of State for The Home Department v Davis MP and Others: CA 20 Nov 2015
Consideration of case after reference to ECJ.Held: it is appropriate to grant declaratory relief, limited to the context of the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal offences, to the effect that DRIPA was inconsistent with EU law to the extent that it permitted access to retained data, where the objective pursued by that access … Continue reading Secretary of State for The Home Department v Watson MP and Others: CA 30 Jan 2018
The Property of Every Man is Sacred The King’s Messengers entered the plaintiff’s house and seized his papers under a warrant issued by the Secretary of State, a government minister. Held: The common law does not recognise interests of state as a justification for allowing what would otherwise be an unlawful search. Lord Camden CJ … Continue reading Entick v Carrington: KBD 1765
The claimant NGO challenged the legality of the admitted collection of Bulk Personal Datasets by the Security and Intelligence Agencies.  UKIPTrib 15 – 110-CH Bailii Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Security Service Act 1989, Intelligence Services Act 1994, Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 England and Wales Police, Human Rights Updated: 26 … Continue reading Privacy International v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others: IPT 17 Oct 2016
T and JB, asserted that the reference in certificates issued by the state to cautions given to them violated their right to respect for their private life under article 8 of the Convention. T further claims that the obligation cast upon him to disclose the warnings given to him violated the same right. Held: The … Continue reading T and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department and Another: SC 18 Jun 2014
Hate-Incident Guidance Inflexible and Unlawful The central issue raised in the appeal is the lawfulness of certain parts of a document entitled the Hate Crime Operational Guidance (the Guidance). The Guidance, issued in 2014 by the College of Policing (the College), the respondent to this appeal, sets out the national policy in relation to the … Continue reading Miller v The College of Policing: CA 20 Dec 2021
Singh LJ, Holgate J  EWHC 975 (Admin),  QB 481,  WLR(D) 269,  3 WLR 1435 Bailii, WLRD Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009, Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 England and Wales Cited by: See Also – The National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty), Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary … Continue reading The National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty), Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department and Another: Admn 27 Apr 2018
Course of Transmission includes Voicemails The defendants appealed against convictions for conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemail messages whilst employed in various positions in newspapers. The issue boiled down to when the ‘course of transmission’ of a voicemail message ended, that is whether a voicemail message which was saved by the recipient on the voicemail facility … Continue reading Edmondson and Others v Regina: CACD 28 Jun 2013
The claimant complained that after alleging unlawful interception of his communications, the hearing before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal was not attended by appropriate safeguards. He had been a campaigner against police abuse. His requests to . .
Mr Leander had been refused employment at a museum located on a naval base, having been assessed as a security risk on the basis of information stored on a register maintained by State security services that had not been disclosed him. Mr Leander . .
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