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Month: January 2019 (Page 1 of 3)

Amazon, Facebook and Google don’t need to spy on your conversations to know what you’re talking about – Jason Nurse

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If you’ve ever wondered if your phone is spying on you, you’re not alone. One of the most hotly debated topics in technology today is the amount of data that firms surreptitiously gather about us online. You may well have shared the increasingly common experience of feeling creeped out by ads for something you recently discussed in a real life conversation or an online interaction. Continue reading

Case Law, Strasbourg: Mătăsaru v Moldova, Activist’s conviction for hooliganism over ‘obscene’ protest violated Article 10 – Ronan Ó Fathaigh and Dirk Voorhoof

On 15 January 2019, in Mătăsaru v. the Republic of Moldova ([2019] ECHR 35) the Court of Human Rights, Second Section unanimously found that an anti-corruption activist’s conviction for staging an “obscene” demonstration outside a prosecutor’s office, targeting a number of public officials, violated the activist’s freedom of expression. Continue reading

Case Law: Re A and B (Children), An interesting judgment about reporting restrictions – FC Reporting Watch

In the case of A and B (Children) [2018] EWHC 3491 (Fam) the recently retired President of the Family Division Sir James Munby had to deal with an application for reporting restriction orders arising from care proceedings, and a cross application by a journalist for orders permitting disclosure of the majority of the case papers and subsequently permission to report on it. Continue reading

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