Today brings the start of three days of policing matters at the Supreme Court:
- R (on the application of Catt) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Appellants)
- R (on the application of T) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant)
Both cases concern the right to the protection of citizens’ privacy, notably regarding the length of the time certain matters remain part of police records.
The first case looks at whether the retention by police of data relating to an individual’s involvement in one or more protests was lawful in terms of art.8 ECHR.
The second case is a judicial review on whether the retention by police of information relating to a letter issued to the respondent following an allegation of harassment was lawful in terms of art.8 ECHR.