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Month: November 2017 (Page 1 of 4)

Data Protection Bill: The future of the journalistic exemption – James Theaker

The House of Lords has now finished its Committee stage review of the Data Protection Bill (“DPB”). The DPB will, once enacted, repeal the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) and generally overhaul the UK’s data protection regime. It is intended to be supplementary to the GDPR from May 2018, and the provisions of the GDPR which will be retained in domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) bill from March 2019. Continue reading

Online Publication Claims: Takedown and Complaint Form Links – Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC

One of the issues lawyers often get asked by their clients is what steps they can take to get unlawful or offensive content removed from the internet without having to bring legal proceedings. The major providers of information society services all provide takedown and complaint forms so that issues can be raised about unlawful material which is published or made available by them. Continue reading

Legal bloggers reporting the family courts: a level playing field? – Lucy Reed

In August THAT Muslim foster carer story hit the press (‘Christian child forced into foster care’, The Times, 28 August 2017). The Times journalist Andrew Norfolk, lauded for his expose of the Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal, was the subject of trenchant criticism for what was widely perceived as anti-Islamic coverage of a case involving a white Christian child placed with (it was said) Muslim foster carers who did not speak English and who withheld a crucifix and spaghetti carbonara from the child. Continue reading

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