Case Law: Carruthers v Associated Newspapers, Child Care Chief Fails in Bid to Sue Newspapers for Libel – Media Lawyer

18 01 2019

In the case of Carruthers v Associated Newspapers ([2019] EWHC 33 (QB)) , the claimant a child welfare chief who worked for the council involved in two major scandals over ill-treatment of children failed in a bid to sue two newspaper publishers for defamation. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Information Law Cases: Hilary Legal Term 2019 Preview

17 01 2019

The Hilary Legal Term began on Friday 11 January 2019 and ends on Friday, 28 March 2019. This post deals with media law cases listed for this term and cases in which decisions are awaited. Please let us know if there are any other media law cases which should be added to this post. Read the rest of this entry »





The legal implications of digital privacy – Florencio Travieso

16 01 2019

file-20190114-43541-16aeec8A June 2018 decision rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States established an interesting principle on digital privacy in a case related to a criminal proceeding. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: Gatwick Drones and Cliff’s Law: privacy invasion without public interest justification

15 01 2019

The debate on whether a new law should be introduced, dubbed ‘Cliff’s Law’, has recently resurfaced.  This is in part due to the ‘Gatwick Drones’coverage over the Christmas period, when a couple was, in effect, wrongly accused on the front page of two national newspapers of being involved in criminal activity after they were arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the Gatwick airport drone disruption. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 14 January 2019

14 01 2019

The Hilary Term 2019 began last Friday, 11 January 2019.  We welcomed the New Year with a follow up to our most popular post of 2018, this time “Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2018”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Ameyaw v PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Employment Tribunal judgment anonymity application fails – Media Lawyer

12 01 2019

In the case of Ameyaw v PriceWaterhouseCoopers ([2019] UKEAT 0244_18_0401) a former senior manager failed in a bid to win anonymity in a published judgment from an Employment Tribunal, and in an application for two decisions to be removed from public records available on the internet. Read the rest of this entry »





The Right To Be Forgotten back in the CJEU: Advocate General Opinions on sensitive personal data and the geographical scope of de-referencing – Ian Helme

11 01 2019

Reconciling the right to privacy and the protection of personal data with the right to information and freedom of expression in the age of the Internet is one of the main challenges of our time.” With these words, Advocate General Szpunar opened the first of two important opinions involving Google and the right to be forgotten he delivered yesterday, 10 January 2019. Read the rest of this entry »