UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Oliver Butler: The Data Protection Bill and Public Authority Powers to Process Personal Data: Resurrecting Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009?

The Data Protection Bill currently before Parliament substantially resurrects the controversial clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009. Careful scrutiny of this provision is needed and it must … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

David Erdos: Mustn’t Ask, Mustn’t Tell: Could New EU Data Laws Ban Historical and Legal Research?

Even with the advent of Web 2.0, data protection law is still often seen as technical and only narrowly applicable.  Technical abstruseness aside (and data protection’s reputation here is certainly … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 6 Comments

Tom Hickman: Data Over-Protection

When my central heating boiler stopped working the other day I was expecting exorbitant costs, cold nights huddled around a hot water bottle and possibly a few hours holding on … Continue reading

March 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

Paul Bernal: Between a European Rock and an American Hard Place?

Europe and the US have had very different approaches to privacy – and in particular data privacy – for a very long time. Data protection, the centrepiece of European data … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 2 Comments