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Is someone using your pictures to catfish? Your rights when it comes to fake profiles and social media stalking – Rachel Maguire and Aislinn O’Connell

If you’ve ever used a dating app, you’ve probably experienced the disappointment of meeting someone who doesn’t look quite like their photos. You may have even been a victim of catfishing, where someone creates a fake identity to deceive or scam others online. But what if someone uses your photos to catfish someone else? Continue reading

Dark patterns: how online companies strive to keep your money and data when you try to leave – Richard Whittle and Stuart Mills

Have you signed up to an online service for a free trial, decided it isn’t for you, but still ended up paying for it months – or even years – later? Or tried cancelling a subscription, and found yourself giving up during the painstaking process? If so, there’s a good chance you have encountered a “dark pattern”. Continue reading

Media and Communications List: Analysis of Claims Issued in 2022

The figures for new claims issued in the Media and Communications List of the Queen’s Bench Division (“the M&C List”) continue to show substantial annual variations.  According to data derived from HM Courts and Tribunals E-Filing Service a total of 202 new claims were issued in 2022, a 64% decrease on  2021 when a total of 564 new claims were issued.  That was, itself, a 50% increase on the number of claims issued in 2020 (373). Continue reading

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