I think that is a superb article.
Just one point.
"dash the hopes of those in the data protection community who see Durant
as a flawed judgment."
Reading this in isolation one would be led to believe that their
Lordships considered Durant and felt it shouldn't be disturbed ..
but from elsewhere in the article it seems more like they decided that
the case didn't turn on Durant at all.
I was just on my way out of the office, so haven't got the time to look
up the original judgment, but perhaps this could be made a little
clearer .. if my understanding is correct, our hopes haven't been
dashed, more like we regret the opportuntiy wasn't available to consider
whether Durant is right or not??
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