Hannah Crowther

Hannah Crowther's practice involves advising on a wide variety of data protection issues, ranging from enterprise-wide General Data Protection Regulation compliance projects and Binding Corporate Rules, to responding to individual subject access requests or complaints.

Hannah's practice includes a significant amount of contentious work, advising clients on managing data breaches and investigations by the UK Information Commissioner and other EU Data Protection Authorities. She is also experienced in data protection litigation, assisting with cases before the UK Court of Appeal and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Hannah regularly advises her clients in relation to their marketing initiatives and compliance with the UK and EU rules on direct marketing.

Contributed to


Web crawling, indexing, caching and scraping
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the manner in which intellectual property and certain other rights, as well as data protection obligations, apply in the context of web crawling, indexing, caching and scraping on the web, with specific regard to the perspective of a website operator. It explains each of the key terms of crawling, indexing, caching, and scraping. It examines legal issues relating to copyright infringement, database right infringement, website terms of use, compliance with the Robot Exclusion Protocol and instructions in metatags, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and data protection issues.

Practice areas


  • IAPP


  • Contributing Author


  • BA (Hons) Law, Oxford University
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School

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