Law and Media Round Up – 25 March 2019

25 03 2019

This week saw the announcement of the dissolution of the long established media law set, 1 Brick Court, headed by Lord Garnier QC.  We had a post about this and there were also stories in the Law Society Gazette and on Legal Cheek. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 March 2019 [Updated]

18 03 2019

A review by the Digital Competition Expert Panel published on 13 March 2019 has, perhaps unsurprisingly, found that  large digital technology companies do not face enough competition. Read the rest of this entry »





Family Courts: The President’s guidance on anonymisation in published judgments – Annie Bertram

17 03 2019

On 7 December 2018, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division [pic], issued some practice guidance to judges entitled Practice Guidance: anonymisation and avoidance of the identification of children and the treatment of explicit descriptions of the sexual abuse of children in judgments intended for the public arena (see January [2019] Fam Law 68). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Venables v News Group Papers, Application to Vary Confidentiality Injunction Dismissed, PJS extended – Samuel Rowe

13 03 2019

On 4 March 2019, the decision in Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors ([2019] EWHC 494 (Fam)) was handed down.  The case concerned an application to vary a confidentiality injunction which had been ordered in 2001, restricting identification of Jon Venables. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 March 2019

11 03 2019

On 9 March 2019 the House of Lords Communications Committee published its report “Regulating in a Digital World” concluding that the digital world needs a different approach to regulation. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 March 2019 [Updated]

4 03 2019

In another libel victory for a politician against a national newspapers, Daniel Poulter MP has succeeded in his claims for libel, misuse of private information and breach of confidence against the Times. Read the rest of this entry »





University of Amsterdam: 2019 IViR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy

1 03 2019

Online activities quite often involve transfers of personal data between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US), for example when using online search, social networks and many mobile apps. Both regions are governed by different rules on the protection of informational privacy and personal data. Read the rest of this entry »