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Month: February 2019 (Page 1 of 4)

Could Cairncross help public interest law reporting? – Judith Townend

On the surface, the Government’s launch of a review into the sustainability of journalism was commendable but cynical onlookers were dubious from the outset. Given the fraught history of media policy-making and the large commercial media groups’ impressive lobbying clout, would smaller players be heard and would the review make recommendations that served a genuine public interest in the free flow of ideas and information? Continue reading

European Data Protection and Freedom of Expression After Buivids: An Increasingly Significant Tension, Part Two. The Analysis – David Erdos

The outcome in Buivids draws significantly on long-standing CJEU jurisprudence.  Thus, as far back as 2003, Lindqvist had already stressed the broad material applicability of data protection in an online publishing context and also argued that the personal/household exemption was not applicable where “data are made accessible to an indefinite number of people” (at [47]). Continue reading

Morgan v Associated Newspapers: libel claim settled with apology, substantial charity payment and Statement in Open Court, Four lessons learned for libel practitioners – Matt Himsworth

Steve Morgan C.B.E. is an impressive individual. As a young man in the 1970s working for Wellington Civil Engineering, a business that was going to the wall, he borrowed £5,000 and took over one of Wellington’s contracts to put sewers in in Penley, near Wrexham. Fast forward to 2019 and he retires from his business Redrow PLC this year with the housebuilding firm valued at £2.2 billion. Continue reading

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