R (Catt and T) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis  UKSC
No breach of Article 8 where individuals’ personal details were retained on police database.
The Supreme Court in R (Catt and T) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis has considered an appeal concerning the systematic collection and retention by police authorities of electronic data about individuals. The issue was whether the practice was lawful or contrary to article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (respect for private and family life, home and correspondence). Mr Catt objected to the retention of police data concerning his involvement in political demonstrations going back as far as 2005.