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Anya Proops QC

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Practice Areas

Practice Areas: privacy, data protection, media, employment law, public law. Cases include: Various Claimants v Morrisons (SC – liability for employee data breach); Facebook v Information Commissioner (FTT – challenge to penalty imposed on Facebook in connection with Cambridge Analytica); Various Claimants v British Airways (HC - group data breach litigation); Vidal-Hall v Google (CA– legality of tracking of internet browsing habits); NT1 v Google (HC - first UK right to be forgotten case); Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing (CA - application of subject access regime); Magyar Jeti v Hungary (ECtHR – whether media organisations strictly liable for hyperlinking to unlawful third party content); Fish Legal v Information Commissioner (CJEU - whether privatised water companies are public authorities); Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust v Information Commissioner (first ever appeal against monetary penalty notice issued under the Data Protection Act 1998); R(Plantagenet Alliance) v Secretary of State for Justice and University of Leicester (judicial review concerning reinterment of King Richard III's remains).

Career

Called in 1998. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2016.

Professional Memberships

ELA, ELBA, ALBA.

Publications

Co-founder of the information law blog Panopticonblog.com. Contributor to Tolley's 'Employment Handbook'. Contributor to ‘International Employment Disputes’.

Personal

Cambridge (BA); London School of Economics (PhD); City University (CPE).