5 Essex Court

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Data Protection & Information Law

Saara represents claimants and defendants in all areas of this field, including claims relating to privacy, confidence, data protection, freedom of information, harassment and reporting restrictions.  

She has advised in relation to the Data Protection Act (both 1998 and 2018), Freedom of Information Act and appeals against the decision of the Information Commissioner before the First tier-Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber).  She advises on all aspects of data protection and is well-versed in all aspects of GDPR, the Law Enforcement Directive and the ePrivacy Directive, and the interaction between them.

She is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Professional in European Data Law (CIPP/E).

Examples of Saara’s work include:

  • Advising a former district councillor about the unlawful disclosure of their sensitive data in a public meeting.
  • Negotiating a settlement for the disclosure of an individual’s conviction in the prison setting.
  • Striking out a claim for alleged inaccuracies and opinions contained in a probation reports.