5 Essex Court

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Data Protection & Information Law

Alex is regularly instructed by government departments, police forces, companies and private individuals in both contentious and non-contentious data protection matters. He frequently appears before the Information Tribunal in Freedom of Information Act cases. 

Alex successfully represented the Warwickshire PCC (the lead respondent in a series of stayed cases), in a significant Information Tribunal appeal (before the President of the Information Tribunal) brought by Privacy International following a refusal of a freedom of information request about surveillance technology. 

Alex regularly advises private and public sector organisations on data breaches (including claims), data sharing and steps necessary to ensure compliance with the data protection regime. 

Alex is the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s data protection/information law counsel. 

Alex successfully represented several government agencies in High Court data protection claims. He has particular experience of dealing with persistent litigants who make repeated information/subject access requests, followed by litigation.

In non-contentious matters, Alex recently advised a leading ‘lone worker’ alarm provider on the extent of its DPA obligations and a Harley Street clinic on the interaction between its contractual and data protection duties.

Alex regularly provides lectures on the DPA, FOIA and the GDPR. He advises on the impact of GDPR on private and public sector organisations.