Two academics examine the claim by Michael Gove that the deal between the UK and the EU is not legally binding.
Why the rush to replace the Safe Harbour datasharing agreement with something just as leaky? It smacks of placing transatlantic trade over European privacy.
There is fresh political impetus behind a constitutional device to allow Britain to veto EU laws, but the enthusiasm ignores the powers that already exist and the dangers of legislation on the hoof.
The EU’s highest court invalidated a key data sharing agreement between the union and the US, exposing the deep cultural clash over privacy and surveillance.
With the end of the Safe Harbour agreement, data protection for their users will be more than a tick-box exercise for US firms.
Google and the media have done their bit to try and subvert the right to be forgotten, but an ICO ruling suggests its beginning to take notice.