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

The following Information Law practice 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 and Supreme Court decisions related to data protection, ePrivacy, misuse of private information and confidential information handed down within the last year. It also covers noteworthy EU Court of Justice decisions relating to data protection and ePrivacy handed down in the same period.

For an introduction to the data protection regimes under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU GDPR) or the Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), see: Data protection toolkit and Practice Note: The Data Protection Act 2018. For an introduction to the 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

CaseCourt and key dateSummary
Travel Counsellors Ltd v Trailfinders Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 38Court of Appeal
19 January 2021
Confidential information—breach of confidence

The Court of Appeal held that the judge had applied the correct test in determining whether an obligation of confidence was owed and had not erred in his approach to the question of what Travel Counsellors Ltd ought to have understood

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