John has extensive experience in information law, the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation. He is well placed to act in claims relating to the handling of information by public bodies.
John advised on the extent of the police’s obligation to co-operate with annual risk assessments under the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015, and on the general powers and duties on police forces and other public bodies about sharing information. He also advised on and drafted Information Sharing Agreements. He has delivered training to police forces and other agencies on information sharing between public bodies, on data protection in the context of fighting anti-social behaviour, and on RIPA/IPA. He has also drafted and appeared in trials and strike out/summary judgment applications in relation to defamation and Data Protection Act claims in the High Court and County Court, and regularly advises on the compatibility of decisions about the collection, handling and distribution of information with Article 8 ECHR and the common law.