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Miss Fiona Brimblecombe

Part-Time Tutor in the Durham Law School

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Fiona graduated with an LLB(hons) from Newcastle University in 2014 and achieved an LLM(distinction) at Durham Law School in 2015. Her LLM thesis focused upon data privacy, specifically the ‘right to be forgotten’ and the controversial recent judgment of Google Spain by the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Fiona began her Ph.D at Durham in September 2015 after attaining a Durham Law School Teaching Scholarship. Her doctoral thesis builds upon her LLM dissertation and is provisionally entitled ‘A new era in privacy law? Web 3.0, the right to erasure and its impact upon personality rights.’ It will incorporate analysis of Article 17 (the right to erasure) of the European Union’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation 2012 along with elements of the tort of misuse of private information, defamation and press regulation in order to reach a conclusion about how best to protect online privacy rights circa 2016. Fiona is supervised by Professor Gavin Phillipson and Professor Helen Fenwick.

In the summer of 2014 Fiona was a salaried research assistant for Mr Colin Murray of Newcastle Law School (researching elements of national security law) and is currently a seminar leader for Durham Law School’s undergraduate Tort Law module.

Office Hours

Wednesdays at 11 - 12 noon, PCL 227

Research Groups

  • Human Rights Centre
  • Durham European Law Institute

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