Case Law: Berezovsky v Terluk, £150,000 libel damages upheld on appeal – Claire Gill and Lucy Middleton

21 12 2011

A decision of the Court of Appeal on 15 December 2011 ([2011] EWCA Civ 1534) finally brought to an end one of the most fascinating libel cases in recent years.  The case, concerning a Russian State television broadcast on the RTR satellite channel about the murder in November 2006 of Alexander Litvinenko, had all the hallmarks of a cold war thriller. Read the rest of this entry »





You say regulate, we say delegate, let’s call the whole thing off? EU and US privacy law – Kirsten Sjovoll

21 12 2011

It is common ground that there is relatively little common ground between the US and the EU in their approach to data protection and privacy legislation. While the EU operates perhaps the most stringent and comprehensive system of data protection in the world, the US has opted for a more piecemeal approach with a focus on industry self-regulation over a centralised system of legislation. This divergent approach has resulted in some transatlantic turbulence over the years, with the Safe Harbour Agreement which requires US corporations seeking to trade with EU member states to guarantee that they will comply with the stricter EU rules on data protection. Read the rest of this entry »