School of Advanced Study, University of London
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Does Privacy Matter? (The launch of the IALS Centre for Law and Information Policy)
Timothy Pitt-Payne QC
Timothy Pitt-Payne QC is well known for his expertise in the field of information law, including data protection, freedom of information, access to environmental information, RIPA, human rights issues, privacy and breach of confidence. His clients include commercial organisations, the Information Commissioner, numerous regulators, NHS bodies, local authorities, Universities, and private individuals. His freedom of information cases have considered the disclosure of Cabinet Minutes about the Iraq War, MPs' expenses, abortion statistics, and the risk register relating to the Government's NHS reforms. He has extensive advocacy experience in information law, at all levels from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court. He has advised a wide range of commercial organisations (e.g in the banking, insurance, healthcare and outsourcing sectors)about their use of customer and other personal information, and about the implications of sharing confidential business information with public authorities. He has contributed chapters to Computer Law (OUP, 2011), Media Law and Practise (OUP, 2009) and Judicial Review (Butterworths, 2010).
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