Data protection, privacy and confidential information case law tracker
Data protection, privacy and confidential information case law tracker

The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Data protection, privacy and confidential information case law tracker
  • Cases

This Practice Note tracks noteworthy High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice cases related to data protection, ePrivacy, misuse of private information and confidential information handed down within the last year.

For an introduction to the data protection regime under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), see: GDPR toolkit and Practice Note: The Data Protection Act 2018. For an introduction to the previous data protection regime under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), see: Data protection regime—DPA 1998—overview [Archived].

For introductions to ePrivacy, misuse of private information and confidential information, see:

  1. ePrivacy—overview

  2. Privacy and misuse of private information—overview

  3. Confidential information—overview

For a freedom of information and environmental information case tracker, see: Freedom of information case tracker.

Cases

Case Court and key date Summary
Mustard v Flower [2019] EWHC 2623 (QB) High Court
11 October 2019
Data protection—covert recording

Master Davison considered the thorny issue of the admissibility of covert recordings in civil proceedings, including a challenge under data protection law. The judge outlined that the admissibility of such evidence will be determined