We would like to thank all our readers and subscribers for visiting TPP over the past year. Many thanks also to our contributors across the past year for their insight and expertise.
We are currently working on getting more informative pieces on privacy to you- including a series on what privacy law is like to practice as a professional (if you would like to contribute be sure to let us know) and our traditional Top 10 cases of the year across defamation, privacy law and data protection in association with the esteemed International Forum for Responsible Media Blog.
In the meantime, if any of our readers would like to guest write for us we encourage you to get in touch- we always welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Our case quote of the year is from the seminal case that was heard before the UK Supreme Court, ZXC v Bloomberg  UKSC 5, finding that, as a legitimate starting point, criminal suspects have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the fact of an investigation at pre-charge stage:
…whether there is a reasonable expectation of privacy in the relevant information is a fact-specific enquiry which requires the evaluation of all circumstances in the individual case… We consider that the courts below were correct in articulating such a legitimate starting point to the information in this case. This means that once the claimant has set out and established the circumstances, the court should commence its analysis by applying the starting point.…
[And, as such:]
The courts below were correct to hold that, as a legitimate starting point, a person under criminal investigation has, prior to being charged, a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of information relating to that investigation and that in all the circumstances this is a case in which that applies and there is such an expectation.
at p.144 and 146 from Lord Hamblen and Lord Stephens
See our comment on the case for more information.
A very happy Christmas and New Year to you all.
The Privacy Perspective Founder and Editor, Suneet Sharma
TPP is pleased to announce that the article that appeared on this site analysing use of facial recognition software in schools in North Ayrshire has been republished by the Student Lawyer.
The Student Lawyer is a go-to legal news and blogging site for law students. You can find the article here.
The Privacy Perspective (“TPP”) is the go-to professional and consumer- accessible blog on England and Wales privacy law. TPP has been running for two and a half years and averages over three hundred views per month. Content from TPP has been reposted on Lawcareers.net and the International Forum for Responsible Media Blog. The Founder of the Blog, junior legal professional Suneet Sharma, runs the blog, which now posts on a monthly basis.
TPP is now looking for a legal professional to act as a Freelance Writer writing the Monthly Round Up, a monthly article summarising privacy law developments across, misuse of private information, data protection/data privacy and surveillance. The successful candidate will be paid £80.00 per completed article. All articles will go through our strict copy writing process. You will have first-class attention to detail, copy-writing and drafting skills and a demonstrable interest in English privacy law.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. If you identify as a minority, we encourage you to apply- TPP is a safe space that welcomes all.
How to apply
To apply please email a copy of your current CV and a writing sample of at least 500 words on a legal topic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close midday 12 July 2021. Whilst we will endeavour to contact all applicants regarding the outcome of their application we anticipate a high number of applicants.
We hope all our readers are safe and well and enjoying the festive season.
As of 26 November 2019 TPP’s Founder Suneet Sharma has launched the Law and Games Blog. This blog is focused on content creators and their legal rights.
The move comes following Suneet taking up the position of Legal Executice at game developer and publisher Sega. We hope you will find it informative.
Suneet will continue to run TPP and post weekly privacy oriented content.
We would like to wish all our readers a pleasant Christmas and Happy New Year. We appreciate your support and hope it will continue through the following Year.
Content will be published in the second week of January following a short winter break.
TPP is delighted to announce to launch of our Resources page.
This page focuses on providing readers with a list of similar sites which provide insightful and topical commentary on privacy law and associated issues such as data privacy, media law, information law and cybersecurity. TPP reproduces these links with thanks and we hope visitors will find them useful.
We foresee this page growing along with our site and it will be updated on a monthly basis.
“Learning is a treasure which will follow its owner everywhere” – a Chinese proverb
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