Anya Proops QC

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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).


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

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


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