Law and Media Round Up – 15 July 2019

15 07 2019

Confidential emails from the UK’s ambassador in Washington which criticised President Donald Trump were leaked. The Mail on Sunday published the leak in which the Trump administration had been labelled “inept”, insecure and incompetent, Sir Kim Darroch said that the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump. The BBC had a piece. Read the rest of this entry »





BA’s record fine could help make the public take data security more seriously – John McAlaney

12 07 2019

British Airways (BA) has received a record fine of £183m after details of around 500,000 of its customers were stolen in a data breach in summer 2018. The fine was possible thanks to new rules introduced last year by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which gave the British regulator powers to impose much larger penalties on companies that fail to protect their customers’ data. Read the rest of this entry »





Suppressing undesired vocabulary: Advocate General on the registration of the trade mark ‘Fack Ju Göhte’ – Alexandros Antoniou

11 07 2019

On 2 July 2019, Advocate General (AG) Bobek delivered his opinion in Case C-240/18 P Constantin Film Produktion GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), advising that the EUIPO’s decision to reject the registration of the trade mark ‘Fack Ju Göhte’ because it was too offensive should be annulled. Read the rest of this entry »





Will we discover when the Queen can be required to give evidence in court? – Robin Callender Smith

9 07 2019

The Government has been ordered to disclose information that will address the long-running Regina v Regina constitutional conundrum: when can the Queen, as reigning monarch, be asked or required to give evidence in her own courts? Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 8 July 2019

8 07 2019

Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, could face prison again after being found in contempt of court for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media. Read the rest of this entry »





The dangers of deepfake technology: the newest form of revenge porn? – Himsworth Scott

7 07 2019

Following on from our post in December 2018 which looked at ‘deepfake’ technology, below we consider the challenges posed by the use of such technology to create fake pornographic content and, in particular, what legal and practical recourse might be available to victims. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 1 July 2019

1 07 2019

On 26 June 2019 Dame Victoria Sharp was sworn in as the new President of the Queen’s Bench Division, replacing Sir Brian Leveson who retired on 23 June 2019.  Dame Victoria was appointed to the High Court in 2009 and to the Court of Appeal in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 24 June 2019 [Updated]

24 06 2019

The private life of prospective Prime Minister Boris Johnson dominated the press over the past few days after Guardian reported that the police had been called to the London flat he shares with his partner after neighbours heard (and recorded) a “loud altercation”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 17 June 2019

17 06 2019

The most  important media law event of the week was the judgment of the Supreme Court in Lachaux v Independent Print ([2019] UKSC 27).  We had a news piece about the judgment and a case comment from Mathilde Groppo. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Law Cases: Trinity Term Preview [Updated]

11 06 2019

The Trinity Legal Term began on Tuesday 4 June 2019 and ends on Wednesday 31 July 2019. 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 »