Published 19th February 2018

Senior judges split over extremism database

The country’s most senior judges are split over whether it is lawful for police forces to keep records on 90 year old war veteran John Catt’s lawful public political activities on their domestic extremism database.

In a judgment today, the Supreme Court ruled that the state’s collection of records on citizens’ political activities amounts to an interference with their privacy rights requiring justification. However, by a majority they found that it was justified in John Catt’s case.

Shamik Dutta of Bhatt Murphy acts for Mr Catt.

Read our press release here and the Judgment here.

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today