Case Law: WM Morrison v Various Claimants, Supermarket not vicariously liable for mass data breach of employee – Ashley Hurst and Philip Kemp

2 04 2020

In its judgment in the case of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants ([2020] UKSC 12) handed down on 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal and found that Morrisons was not vicariously liable for a rogue employee who posted payroll data of 100,000 other employees on a file-sharing website. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Studio Monitori v. Georgia: access to public documents must be ‘instrumental’ for the right to freedom of expression – Dirk Voorhoof and Ronan Ó Fathaigh

28 03 2020

In the case of Studio Monitori and Others v. Georgia the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in its judgment of 30 January 2020 confirmed that the right to freedom of expression and information as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) can only be invoked in order to obtain access to public documents when a set of conditions are fulfilled. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt (MKKP) v. Hungary: Technology meets freedom of expression and the rule of law in an electoral context – Petra Gyöngyi

25 03 2020

On 20 January 2020, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rendered a final decision in the case of Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt (MKKP) v Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Round Up – Suneet Sharma

24 03 2020

This is the fourth instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Australia: Tsamis v State of Victoria, Inflation night-club owner wins $90,000 for police slur – Justin Castelan

21 02 2020

Martha Tsamis has worked in the nightclub industry for around 30 years and is the manager of the Inflation night-club in Melbourne. In October 2013, the police brought an application to restrict Inflation’s trading hours (LCRA proceeding). The evidence was that the police brought this in an attempt to reduce the incidence of drug overdoses, improve community safety and give people confidence that ‘licensed premises’ were not ‘drug dens’. The statement in the police application referred to 59 incidents that occurred at the venue. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Triplark Ltd v Northwood Hall, Trial of preliminary issues on meaning and opinion – James Downes

27 12 2019

On 19 December 2019, Warby J gave Judgment in the case of Triplark Limited v  Northwood Hall (Freehold) Limited (2) Philip Whale (3) David Wismayer [2019] EWHC 3494 (QB).  He found that the words complained of made a number of factual allegations defamatory of the Claimant. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Al Sadik v Sadik, Section 9 jurisdiction not waivable, serious allegations inherently harmful – Samuel Rowe

20 11 2019

On 16 October 2019, the judgment in Al Sadik (aka Riad Tawfiq Mahmood Al Sadek Aka Riad Tawfik Sadik) v Sadik ([2019] EWHC 2717 (QB)) was handed down.  The case concerned a claim in libel, which had been brought by a businessman and philanthropist against his sister-in-law. Read the rest of this entry »





The Right To Be Forgotten back in the CJEU: Court Judgments on the territorial scope of de-referencing; and sensitive personal data – Ian Helme

27 09 2019

Following on from the Advocate General Opinions published on 10 January (which I wrote about here), yesterday the Court of Justice released its decisions in two cases concerning internet search engines and the right to be forgotten. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police: The use of facial recognition software by the police is lawful –  Suneet Sharma

6 09 2019

On 4 September 2019 the Administrative Court (Haddon-Cave LJ and Swift J) handed down judgment in the case of R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of the South Wales Police [2019] EWHC 2341 (Admin).  The Court held that it was lawful for the police to use automated facial recognition software (“AFR”). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Ngole) v The University of Sheffield, Blanket Ban on “Homophobic” religious expression disproportionate – Samuel Rowe

28 08 2019

On 3 July 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in R (Ngole) v University of Sheffield ([2019] EWCA Civ 1127).  The case concerned an appeal against a dismissed judicial review of the decision to remove Felix Ngole, a social work student, from his course. Read the rest of this entry »