Human Rights and National Data Retention Law: the Opinion in Tele 2 and Watson – Lorna Woods

22 07 2016

tele2The Advocate-General’s opinion of 19 July 2016 concerns two references from national courts which both arose in the aftermath of the invalidation of the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24) in Digital Rights Ireland dealing with whether the retention of communications data en masse complies with EU law.  Read the rest of this entry »





Book Review: “Online Law for Journalists” by Cleland Thom – Kirsten Sjøvoll

22 07 2016

cleland-thom-book-290x300This is a book aimed not at lawyers but at journalists writing in the Internet age. The author, Cleland Thom, is a consultant and trainer in media and information law and he has used this background to provide a clear and concise guide which journalists and non-lawyers are likely to find a useful overview of an area of law that is fraught with complexities and ambiguities. Read the rest of this entry »