Data retention in police information systems proportionate


Re: R (Catt) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis & Anor and another case [2015] UKSC 9

The SC held that while the state’s systematic collection and storage in retrievable form even of public information about an individual is an interference with private life under ECHR, art 8, the retention of data in police information systems in the UK is in accordance with the law and the retention of the data in these cases was proportionate.

Tim Owen QC, Alex Bailin QC, Alison Macdonald, Dan Squires and Raj Desai were involved in this case.