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Andrew Watson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School

Andrew Watson

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My primary research interests are in information rights, privacy and data protection.  I am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate looking at enforcement activity in the field of data protection and direct marketing.  I have written on data protection in relation to access to environmental information and information sharing.  

Key Publications

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  • Privacy and Data Protection: the gulf between Europe and the UK, Watson, A. 10 Dec 2015, Northumbria Law School Christmas Conference
  • Children: Leaving Care, Watson, A. 12 Sep 2013, On the Edge of Adulthood Symposium
  • Data protection and privacy, Watson, A. 1 May 2013, 5th Information Rights Conference
  • Starred care plans and the family justice review, Watson, A. 12 Sep 2013, On the Edge of Adulthood Symposium
  • Data protection and cloud computing: legal compliance risks, Watson, A. 2012, In: Contemporary Issues in Law
  • New family procedure & placement rules, Watson, A. 12 Jun 2012, Northern Local Government Legal Conference
  • Data protection and Cloud Computing, Watson, A. 6 Jun 2011, Northumbria University 4th Information Rights Conference
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Watson, A. Sep 2011, Yorkshire and Humberside Information Governance Group
  • Environmental information and personal data, Watson, A. 2011, Environmental Information Regulations: a practical guide, London, Law Society
  • A review of the Governments response to the ECHR decision in S and Marper v UK, Watson, A. 2009, Evidence Center seminar on the Home office consultation on the DNA database


  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 05 2006
  • Law LLB September 01 1993
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013

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