5 Essex Court

Jeremy Johnson QC

Call 1994
Silk 2011

Information Law

Jeremy regularly gives advice on information law issues, and has acted in numerous cases in the Tribunals and the Courts involving claims under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Human Rights Act 1998, as well as common law confidence/privacy claims.

Cases include:

R (Catt) v Association of Chief Police Officers (and another), and related case [2015] AC 1065, Supreme Court - whether the retention of intelligence relating to the claimant’s participation in demonstrations breached Art 8 ECHR. And whether the retention of a police warning letter sent to another claimant breached Art 8 ECHR.

News Group v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2016] 2 All ER 483: [2015] Info TLR 179, Investigatory Powers Tribunal - whether the police had lawfully obtained journalists’ call data in the “plebgate” investigation.

Mathieson v Information Commissioner - whether location of ANPR cameras should be disclosed under FOIA.

Kennedy v Information Commissioner - whether Department of Transport’s policies on selecting air passengers for searching should be disclosed under FOIA.

Butterworth v Information Commissioner -  whether historical 19th century ledgers of payments made to Fenian informants should be disclosed under FOIA.