Data Protection Top 10

It’s been a busy year for everyone. For a team of data protection lawyers, working on a topic that may in the past have been considered a bit niche, it has been pleasing to see so many companies taking it seriously, some for the first time. Not only large household names and big tech companies one might expect but also smaller outfits where DP can hardly be said to be core to their businesses.

We hope that you enjoy this year’s data protection publication, the order of which has, as in previous years, been produced using an entirely non-scientific approach of haggling, discussion and arm-wrestling. It is, as ever, just a bit of fun but hopefully also informative.

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Download Data Protection Top 10 2018/2019.

Previous versions of Bristows’ Data Protection publication can be downloaded below.

Other publications


  • Patent Review of the Year

    Bristows' Patent Review of the Year reports each year on important decisions from both the High Court and the Court of Appeal, particularly with regards to the law of obviousness and certain procedural issues.

  • Biotech Review of the Year

    Bristows' Biotech Review of the Year is an overview of some of the recent key developments in this sector. From antibodies and the patentability of human genes to the transparency of data in clinical trials, we take a look at the issues critical to those in the biotech industry.

  • Brands Review of the Year

    Bristows' Brands Review of the Year comments on the harmonised nature of European trade mark law, together with the automatic right of appeal from OHIM to the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU).

  • Designs & Copyright Review of the Year

    Bristows' Designs and Copyright Review of the Year reports on developments in copyright law and design rights.

  • IP Licensing Handbook

    Although not a substitute for professional advice, the IP Licensing Handbook contains practical guidance and is intended to provide an outline of the main issues that should be considered before entering into a licence agreement under English or Scots law.