Employers monitoring their employees is not a new issue. Indeed, I have written about the surveillance of employees in the workplace, and their right to privacy pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in a previous Inforrm post in the context of the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments in Bărbulescu […]
In deciding what to write about for this post I was not short of topics and material. I could have talked about how the Court of Justice of the European Union has, in one fell swoop, caused a headache of Captain Jack Sparrow-hangover proportions (more on him in a moment) for many businesses around Europe […]
The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the very best in humanity. For instance, on the one hand, it has brought communities together: people are supporting each other in a myriad of different ways, from simply talking to neighbours who they may never have said more than a few words to prior to the outbreak of […]
Just over a year ago, as a practitioner, I was involved in a number of conversations with clients and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) relating to the use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). These conversations tended to be on behalf of clients operating in the leisure and health and fitness industries and related to the […]
In November I will be Chairing a panel on Data Rights and the Rule of Law at the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. This got me thinking about data protection, privacy and the Rule of Law more generally.
On 17 September 2019, The Sun published a story about the England cricketer Ben Stokes and his family. This featured on the front page of its print edition and is available online under the headline ‘STOKES’ SECRET TRAGEDY Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ brother and sister were killed by his mum’s jealous ex, three years before England […]
Nick Hopkins’ recent Guardian article on Facebook’s policies on violent and sexual content has, once again, brought the right to freedom of expression and the role of social media platforms under scrutiny.
Sex education is a hot topic at the moment, and so it should be. The recent Channel 4 documentary ‘Sex in Class’ highlighted the general naivety of our teenagers when it came to sex and sexual health.
Social media is a double-edged sword. On the one side it enables individuals to circumvent the traditional mass media, converging audience and producer to create millions of ‘publishers’.
This post follows on from my Inforrm post on 22 January (Defamation Act 2013: The value of corporate reputation), which considered the difficulties corporate claimants may face in establishing serious harm by demonstrating serious financial loss, pursuant to sections1(1) and 1(2) of the Defamation Act 2013.