Issues of information law and data protection arise throughout Aaron’s practice. Examples of Aaron’s recent work include representing a police force in a civil claim for failure to comply with a Subject Access Request, defending a claim concerning the value to be attributed to data which was lost when a computer was unlawfully destroyed, and drafting a data sharing MOU between public sector organisations.
He is currently acting for a police force, defending a privacy claim arising out of the alleged sharing of information with a media organisation prior to the execution of a search warrant. A second current case concerns the release of a witness’s personal details to a suspect.
Aaron acts for Government departments in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Aaron is vetted, and as such often handles material of the utmost sensitivity.
Aaron was instructed in the Westminster Bridge Inquests and the London Bridge Inquests, and previously acted in the Tunisia Inquests. He gave frequent advice on data protection issues arising in the course of disclosure in these cases.
Aaron is a member of the Data Protection Forum.
He is particularly keen to accept Direct Public Access instructions in this area.