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Mircom International Content Management and Consulting Ltd and Others v Virgin Media Ltd and Another: ChD 16 Jul 2019

The claimants, producers of pornographic films, sought disclosure by the defendant internet service provider of certain internet protocol addresses, wishing to pursue those it said had wrongfully downloaded their films. The court was asked first whether the transfer of such information would mean that the claimants would become ‘data controllers’ Held: Such an order would … Continue reading Mircom International Content Management and Consulting Ltd and Others v Virgin Media Ltd and Another: ChD 16 Jul 2019

Rechnungshof v Osterreichischer Rundfunk and others: ECJ 20 May 2003

ECJ Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data – Directive 95/46/EC – Protection of private life – Disclosure of data on the income of employees of bodies subject to control by the RechnungshofAustrian law required public bodies subject to control by the Court of Auditors to report to it the names, … Continue reading Rechnungshof v Osterreichischer Rundfunk and others: ECJ 20 May 2003

Parliament v Council C-317/04: ECJ 17 Mar 2005

(Order) Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data – Air transport – Decision 2004/496/EC – Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America – Passenger Name Records of air passengers transferred to the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection – Directive 95/46/EC – Article 25 – … Continue reading Parliament v Council C-317/04: ECJ 17 Mar 2005

South Lanarkshire Council v The Scottish Information Commissioner: SC 29 Jul 2013

Commissioner’s Approach not in Breach In May 2010, a Mr Irvine made requests under the 2002 Act for information from South Lanarkshire Council. He wanted to know how many of their employees in a particular post were placed at 10 particular points on the Council’s pay scales. His underlying purpose was to find out whether … Continue reading South Lanarkshire Council v The Scottish Information Commissioner: SC 29 Jul 2013

Secretary of State for The Home Department v Davis MP and Others: CA 20 Nov 2015

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

Department of Health, Regina (on The Application of) v Information Commissioner: Admn 20 Apr 2011

The department appealed against an order requiring it to disclose statistical information about late abortions. The department argued that the numbers involved were such that the individual patients involved mighty be identified, and that therefore the information constituted personal data and was exempt under section 40 of the 2000 Act. The claimant had altered its … Continue reading Department of Health, Regina (on The Application of) v Information Commissioner: Admn 20 Apr 2011

Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner: HL 9 Jul 2008

An MP had asked the Agency under the 2002 Act for details of all incidents of childhood leukaemia for both sexes by year from 1990 to 2003 for all the DG (Dumfries and Galloway) postal area by census ward. The Agency replied by saying that the release of the information would put at risk the … Continue reading Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner: HL 9 Jul 2008

Criminal proceedings against Lindqvist: ECJ 6 Nov 2003

Mrs Lindqvist had set up an internet site for her local parish containing information about some of her colleagues in the parish. She gave names, jobs, hobbies and in one case some of the person’s employment and medical details. The Court decided that she had processed the personal data of her colleagues. Questions were referred … Continue reading Criminal proceedings against Lindqvist: ECJ 6 Nov 2003