United States: Media and Law Round Up – February 2020

16 02 2020

Facebook has entered a $550m settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement comes following allegations that the social media giant’s photo-scanning technology violated Illinois privacy laws. The law, the Illinois Privacy Act 2008, was very strict in its adjudication of consumer privacy laws. The Guardian has coverage. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 10 February 2020 [Updated]

10 02 2020

Manchester United have accused the Sun newspaper of receiving advanced notice of an intended attack on the house of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and have made a complaint to IPSO. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Communications List User Group: Subscription Details

4 02 2020

The new specialist Media and Communications List has now been in operation for four months.  It is governed by a new set of Civil Procedure Rules (CPR Part 53), accompanied by new Practice Directions (PD 53A and 53B). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 3 February 2020

3 02 2020

On 27 January 2020 the Government published its response to the Cairncross Review on its website. Dame Frances Cairncross led an independent review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism in the UK which was published in February last year. Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Round Up – Suneet Sharma

30 01 2020

This is the second 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 »





Law and Media Round Up – 27 January 2020

27 01 2020

It has been reported that Arron Banks has dropped two of his libel claims against investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr.  The action will, however, continue in relation to a Ted Talk and one tweet. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Law Cases: 2020 Hilary Term Preview

26 01 2020

The Hilary Legal Term in England and Wales began last week, on Monday 13 January 2020.  It will end on Wednesday 8 April 2020. This post deals with the media law cases listed for this term and cases in which decisions are awaited. Read the rest of this entry »





United States: Media and Law Round Up – January 2020

24 01 2020

In the Indiana Commercial Court a jury had awarded a doctor $4.75m following her claims that she was wrongly accused of having alcohol on her breath while on duty. Dr Rebecca Denman was awarded the sum following a defamation lawsuit against St. Vincent Carmel Hospital and St. Vincent Carmel Medical Group Inc. The Indiana Business Journal reports as does the Indiana Lawyer. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 January 2020

20 01 2020

The media hysteria surrounding the Royal Family continues to dominate the news agenda.  Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger suggests that”There’s a reason why the royals are demonised. But you won’t read all about it“. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm Reaches Five Million Page Views

19 01 2020

The total number of Inforrm page views has today reached 5 million – almost 10 years after our launch.  During that period we have had 4,940 posts from a large number of authors from all over the world covering a huge range of media and legal topics. Read the rest of this entry »