Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 4, Sir Cliff seemed “utterly distraught”

18 04 2018

The trial of the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC continued yesterday before Mr Justice Mann at the Rolls Building in London. The claim is for breaches of privacy and data protection rights arising out of the reporting of information about the search of Sir Cliff’s apartment in August 2014. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 3, Raid information “came from police source” – Media Lawyer

17 04 2018

The third day of the trial in the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC continued yesterday before Mr Justice Mann with evidence for the claimant from two police witnesses.   Read the rest of this entry »





News: High Court orders “delisting” by Google in “right to be forgotten” case

13 04 2018

In a judgment handed down at the High Court today, Mr Justice Warby has ordered Google LLC to delist eleven URLs referring to a spent conviction of a businessman known as NT2. The claim brought by the other claimant, NT1.  A joint public judgment was given in both cases ([2018] EWHC 799 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Privacy Trial, Day 1, Opening Submissions

13 04 2018

The trial in the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC began today before Mr Justice Mann in Court 15 of the Rolls Building.  The day was taken up with the opening submissions of Justin Rushbrooke QC for Sir Cliff and Gavin Millar QC for the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Privacy trial arising out of reporting of “police raid” to begin 12 April 2018

10 04 2018

The trial of the privacy and data protection claims brought by Sir Cliff Richard against the BBC will begin on Thursday 12 April 2018 before Mr Justice Mann. The trial is listed for 10 days.  The trial will deal with a number of new and important issues concerning privacy and the reporting of police investigations. Read the rest of this entry »





The misreporting of Max Mosley’s DPA claim against the press – Iain Wilson and Tom Double

28 03 2018

It was reported last month in various newspapers that Max Mosley, the Former Formula One boss, has threatened to issue legal proceedings against The Daily MailThe TimesThe Sun and The Daily Mirror in respect of articles that he claims breach the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”).  Read the rest of this entry »





The EU Commission and the tackling of illegal content: is more too much? – Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

11 03 2018

The European Commission (EC) Recommendation of 1.3.2018 on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online (C(2018) 1177 final) is now freely accessible. As readers know, this is not the first time the EC has attempted to express meaningful thoughts (for lack of a better word, as once again the instrument is not strictly speaking binding on anyone, although the EC will monitor the effects of this Recommendation as per Chapter IV) on the topic. Read the rest of this entry »