Law and Media Round Up – 23 April 2018

23 04 2018

The high profile privacy and data protection case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC continued before Mann J this week.  The Claimant’s case was concluded and the Court heard two days of evidence from the BBC journalist, Dan Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 7, Reporter: I had an understanding with detective over Sir Cliff Raid – Media Lawyer

22 04 2018

A BBC reporter had an “understanding” with a senior detective over a search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home, a court heard on Friday 20 April 2018. Dan Johnson broke the story about the apartment being raided following an allegation of child sexual assault. Read the rest of this entry »





If it’s free online, you are the product – Karl Hodge

21 04 2018

File 20180418 163962 juyb9.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony to congress highlights one of the key issues of our time – data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation. The kernel of the issue is in this exchange: Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 6, Reporter denies forcing detective’s hand – Media Lawyer

20 04 2018

A BBC reporter has told a High Court judge that he did not force a senior detective into providing information about a raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard. Read the rest of this entry »





NT1 and NT2 v Google Inc: How to seek the delisting of search engine results following the first English decision on the “right to be forgotten” – Iain Wilson

20 04 2018

The much-anticipated decision in NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB) was handed down on 13 April 2018.  The joint judgment in two separate claims against Google, is the first time the English courts have had to rule on the application of the ‘right to be forgotten’ principle following the decision in Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja Gonzalez (Case C-131/12). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 5, Sir Cliff “Faced Crisis Situation”, Reporter “Guessed the Singer’s Name” – Media Lawyer

19 04 2018

The fifth day of the trial of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC saw the conclusion of the claimant’s case and the first witness for the BBC. The Judge heard evidence from Sir Cliff’s solicitor and PR advisor and from the journalist who had broken the story. Read the rest of this entry »





Facebook’s social responsibility should include privacy protection – Scott Shackelford

19 04 2018

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In his congressional testimony, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to understand the importance of protecting both the security and privacy of Facebook’s 2.2 billion users. Read the rest of this entry »