The Pandora Papers may not be the best name for the release of papers in the public interest. The exercise is said to build on the legacy of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers, but the Pandora Myth is about the folly of releasing things (namely all the woes of the world) from their container.

Russell-Cooke Senior Partner John Gould examines the troubling implications for privacy and the rule of law when vast swathes of information are released in the name of transparency.

Too late to close the box? is available to read on the New Law Journal website. A full pdf of the article is also available.

John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke. His area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.