UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Anurag Deb: Privacy as a Foundational Right: Lessons from the Indian Supreme Court

Introduction September 2018 may go down in Indian law as one of the most liberal months in the history of the country’s Supreme Court. From decriminalising ‘unnatural’ sex and adultery … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Richard Danbury: Cliff Richard and Private Investigations

There is an old joke, in which a man is driving through the countryside, lost. He stops his car in a small village to ask a local for directions. The … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · 4 Comments

Bethany Shiner: How Does the Data Protection Act 2018 Empower the Information Commissioner to Tackle the Misuse of Personal Data in Political Campaigns?

Introduction Following on from an earlier piece on this blog which highlighted some of the gaps in the legal framework relating to the use of personal data for political purposes … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

Eric King and Daniella Lock: Investigatory Powers Bill: Key Changes Made by the Lords

What was formerly known as the Investigatory Powers Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Investigatory Powers Act. The Bill was first published in draft form in November … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 10 Comments

Christina Eckes and Vigjilenca Abazi: Safe Harbour Case: Safeguarding European Fundamental Rights or Creating a Patchwork of National Data Protection?

On Tuesday, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision invalid. The Court’s ruling in Case C-362/14 of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Nicholas Clapham: The Authorisation of Surveillance: A Separation of Power?

Editors’ note: The UK Parliament will debate reports into investigatory powers in its session today, 25 June 2015. On 11 June the Prime Minister released the review of investigatory powers … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Paul Bernal: Privacy, Surveillance and Brexit….

An Englishman’s home is his castle, so the old saying goes, and it might be thought that the implication is that the English place a special importance on privacy. The … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

David Erdos: Mind the Gap – The CJEU Google Spain Judgment Profoundly Challenges the Current Realities of Freedom of Expression and Information Online

CROSS-POSTED FROM OPENDEMOCRACY.NET. The European UnionData Protection Directive of 1995 has always had lofty, and in many ways implausible, ambitions. As regards the private sector, it seeks to outlaw the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stephen Sedley on superinjunctions and parliamentary privilege

Stephen Sedley, the UKCLG’s honorary president, has an article in the London Review of Books “The Goodwin and Giggs Show” (2011) Vol. 33(12)  that will be of interest to many … Continue reading

June 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Conor Gearty: Max Mosley in Strasbourg

It is right that the feisty and courageous Max Mosley should have lost his recent case at Strasbourg.  He was asking for simply too much.  After all, he had already … Continue reading

May 16, 2011 · 5 Comments

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