Are Website Operators in the US are Finally Going to Be Forced to Remove User Generated Defamation? – Yair Cohen

26 03 2018

On 3 April 2018 the California Supreme Court will hear oral submissions in a case of Hassell v. Bird.  The case is likely to have implications on the ability of business owners, including those who are located in the UK, to have fake and defamatory online reviews removed from US based websites.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Privacy Injunction Statistics for 2017, fourteen applications recorded, substantial increase from 2016

6 03 2018

The Ministry of Justice has published the privacy injunction statistics for 2017.  These record a total of 14 applications for interim privacy injunctions, 11 of which resulted in injunctions being granted or, in one case, an undertaking being given and 3 which were refused. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: GYH v Persons Unknown, Transgender Escort wins right to harassment damages – Media Lawyer

9 02 2018

In the case of GYH v Persons Unknown ([2018] EWHC 121 (QB)) a transgender woman who works as an escort has won the right to a damages payout – if she can trace her anonymous online abuser. The claimant, identified only as GYH, was granted an injunction in December to protect her privacy after being subjected to a “campaign of harassment”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: ABC v Google Inc, Some procedural reminders for those seeking to enforce “the right to delist”

4 02 2018

The judgment in ABC v Google Inc ([2018] EWHC 137 (QB)),  handed down on 1 February 2018, provides some useful procedural reminders for individuals seeking to the Courts to enforce the “right to delist” (otherwise known as the “right to be forgotten”) against Google. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications plc, Supreme Court to consider ISPs and costs of blocking orders

28 01 2018

On Tuesday 30 January 2018, the UK Supreme Court (Lords Mance, Kerr, Sumption, Reed and Hodge) will hear the appeal of Cartier International AG & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & AnorRead the rest of this entry »





Case Law: GYH v Persons Unknown, Interim injunction to restrain campaign of vilification – Suneet Sharma

17 01 2018

In the case of GYH v Persons Unknown ([2017] EWHC 3360 (QB)) Warby J granted an interim non-disclosure order to  a sex worker.  The case engages a wide range of significant legal issues including venue jurisdiction, claims against Persons Unknown, the right to privacy despite prior disclosures and the assessment of concurrent actions in defamation and harassment. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: LJY v Persons Unknown: Celebrity blackmail victim obtains injunction restraining publication of allegation of serious criminality – Max Campbell

19 12 2017

In LJY v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 3230 (QB), Mr Justice Warby granted an interim injunction restraining unknown defendants from publishing serious allegations of criminality against a celebrity, anonymised in the proceedings as ‘LJY’. Read the rest of this entry »