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Case Law, Strasbourg: Dupate v Latvia, Publication of covert photographs of politician’s partner and baby violated Article 8 – Hugh Tomlinson QC

In the case of Dupate v Latvia ([2020] ECHR 819) the Fifth Section of the European Court of Human Rights held that the publication of covertly taken photographs of the partner of a politician leaving hospital with her newborn baby was a violation of her Article 8 rights.  Although the photographs were taken in a public place and were not humiliating there was no proper justification for their inclusion in the magazine article. Continue reading

Regulation of online platforms needs a complete reset – Nick Couldry and Dipayan Ghosh

Two decades ago, the US, UK and many other societies, without exactly intending to, delegated to digital platforms the redesign of the spaces where human beings meet, ignoring the possible social consequences. The result today, is a media ecosystem where it is business models, like those of Facebook and Google, that shape how our ideas and information circulate. Continue reading

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