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How to get Google to remove outdated links to your personal data – Keith Mathieson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do so by introducing an online mechanism for users to request the removal from search results of links to data that are outdated.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 »