News: German Court orders ex-partner to delete intimate images taken during relationship

31 05 2014

ImageA German Court has held that, after the conclusion of a relationship, one party may be ordered to delete intimate photographs and videos of the other which were taken during the relationship. Read the rest of this entry »





Does Australia need a statutory right to privacy? – Justin Quill and Peter Bartlett

31 05 2014

gazetteMedia lawyers Justin Quill and Peter Bartlett argue that Australia already has laws to protect serious invasions of privacy and warn against the chilling effect on reporting that a statutory right to privacy would have

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Phone Hacking Trial: Stuart Kuttner an “old school” journalist whose only fault was trusting others, jury told – Martin Hickman

30 05 2014

KuttnerDay 112:  Stuart Kuttner, the News of the World’s managing editor, is an “old school” journalist whose only fault was that he trusted the paper’s staff, his lawyer told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson was a “straightforward and upfront witness” who should be acquitted, jury told – Martin Hickman

30 05 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 111, Part 2: Andy Coulson was a “straightforward and upfront witness” who should be acquitted of phone hacking, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.

Timothy Langdale, QC, for Mr Coulson, said the former editor of the News of the World had tackled difficult questions in the witness box “without shilly-shallying or obfuscation.” Read the rest of this entry »





How to get Google to remove outdated links to your personal data – Keith Mathieson

30 05 2014

igooglemagesGoogle has today announced how it intends to deal with the European Court’s judgment in the Google Spain case. In today’s Financial Times Google’s CEO, Larry Page, has confirmed that Google will take steps to recognise individuals’ “right to be forgotten” in appropriate cases. It will do so by introducing an online mechanism for users to request the removal from search results of links to data that are outdated. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Erdoğan v Turkey, Criticising Judges and the importance of academic freedom – Hugh Tomlinson QC and Dirk Voorhoof

30 05 2014

mustafa_erdoğan_510On 27 May 2014, the Second Section of the Court of Human Rights handed down a judgment in the case of Mustafa Erdoğan v Turkey vindicating academic freedom and, in particular, the freedom to criticise the judiciary.  There is also an important concurring opinion which contains some interesting general reflections on the nature of academic freedom and the reasons why it should be protected under Article 10. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Blunkett hacking “hung around” Coulson’s neck like a “like an albatross” trial hears – Martin Hickman

29 05 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 111, Part 1: Andy Coulson’s admission that he knew about the hacking of David Blunkett has been “hung around his neck like an albatross” at the phone hacking trial, his lawyer said today. Read the rest of this entry »





Google is watching you, changes to Gmail terms give rise to privacy concerns – Dina Shiloh

29 05 2014

gmailChanges to the Google terms of service, announced recently, clarify that all incoming and outgoing emails to and from Gmail accounts are analysed by software.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson faced “two prosecution speeches” his lawyer complains – Martin Hickman

28 05 2014

Former News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Faces Arrest As Part Of Phone Hacking InvestigationDay 110, Part 2:  Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, has faced two prosecution speeches at the phone hacking trial: one from the prosecution and a second from ex-royal editor Clive Goodman, his lawyer complained today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Two prosecution witnesses “thoroughly tainted”, Andy Coulson’s lawyer tells jury – Martin Hickman

28 05 2014

_44343516_timothylangdale203Day 110, Part 1: Two key prosecution witnesses against former News of the World editor Andy Coulson are “thoroughly tainted”, his lawyer told the phone hacking trial today.

Timothy Langdale QC, attacked the credibility of ex-NoW reporters Clive Goodman and Dan Evans at the start of his two-day closing speech at the Old Bailey. Read the rest of this entry »