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Information Governance Research Associate, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge


UK Court rules in favor of claimant in right to be de-indexed case for first time in UK history

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, the High Court of London, United Kingdom, ruled in favor of a claimant, known as NT2, after he had sued Google for refusing to de-list search engine results related to a decade-old conviction for conspiracy to intercept communications. 

Read more at I&J Retrospect

Cartier vs BSkyB: UK Judge Orders ISPs to Block Websites Infringing Trademarks for the First Time in Europe

November 7, 2014

As reported, UK courts issued over the last few year a series of orders requiring access providers to block access to websites infringing copyright pursuant to Section 97A of the UK Copyright Act. Recently, a UK court issued a similar blocking order in  Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT,...

UK Parliament's Committee Labelled the "Right to be Forgotten" as Misguided and Unworkable

July 31, 2014

The European Union Committee of the UK Parliament released a report on the implications of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent Google Spain decision: "EU Data Protection Law: a 'Right to be Forgotten'?".

The Committee came out against the current set of proposals related to data protection...

Jurisdiction over user data - what is the ideal solution to a very real world problem?

July 24, 2014


Over the past ten days, civil society has been having kittens over the UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill, partly because of its extraterritorial extension of UK surveillance powers.  This comes at a time when there is already heightened focus on issues of data and jurisdiction because...

UK High Court Orders ISPs to Block IP Address, Erroneously Takes Down Hundreds of Sites

September 22, 2013

A recent UK case shows how court orders mandating ISPs to block access to IP numbers hosting allegedly infringing websites can go wrong. The London High Court, Chancery Division, upon a claim from the Football Association Premier League (“FAPL”) and related organizations, issued an injunction agains...

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