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And you thought that the Johnny Depp and Amanda Heard relationship was toxic … why the press needs a superhero (just not Captain Jack Sparrow) – Peter Coe

In deciding what to write about for this post I was not short of topics and material. I could have talked about how the Court of Justice of the European Union has, in one fell swoop, caused a headache of Captain Jack Sparrow-hangover proportions (more on him in a moment) for many businesses around Europe by invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield. Continue reading

Case Law: Fearn v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery, A Lost Opportunity for the Protection of Physical Privacy? – Aidan Economou

Last year, the High Court decision in Fearn v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery ([2019] EWHC 246 (Ch)) bolstered common law privacy protections as Mann J acknowledged that invasions of domestic privacy could support an action in private nuisance. The Court of Appeal has now reversed this development and reasserted that overlooking cannot constitute an actionable nuisance ([2020] EWCA Civ 104). This case brief summarises the two judgments, discusses errors in the appellate decision and suggests that Mann J’s extension should have been retained. Continue reading

Case Law, Strasbourg: Marina v. Romania, Irony in Court, balancing Articles 8 and 10 – Alberto Godioli

Due to its inherent link with elusiveness and ambiguity, humour makes it particularly difficult to draw a line between lawful and unlawful expression. The task of assessing the harm in a joke is notoriously complicated by strategies such as exaggeration, distortion or irony, which are typical of humorous expression in its various forms (from satire to parody). Continue reading

Misinformation: tech companies are removing ‘harmful’ coronavirus content, but who decides what that means? – Stephanie Alice Baker, Matthew Wade, Michael James Walsh

The “infodemic” of misinformation about coronavirus has made it difficult to distinguish accurate information from false and misleading advice. The major technology companies have responded to this challenge by taking the unprecedented move of working together to combat misinformation about COVID-19. Continue reading

Case Law: Gilham v MGN, Primary school teacher awarded £49,000 compensation after offer of amends -Mathilde Groppo

On 12 August 2020, HHJ Lewis sitting as a judge of the High Court handed down judgment in Gilham v MGN Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2217 (QB). This was a Part 8 claim for the determination of compensation following the acceptance of a qualified offer of amends, which was issued pursuant to section 3(5) of the Defamation Act 1996. Mr Gilham was awarded £49,000 by way of compensation. Continue reading

Australia: Media reporting on mental illness, violence and crime needs to change – Anna Ross, Elizabeth Paton, Michelle Blanchard

The media is a key source of information about mental illness for the public, and research shows media coverage can influence public attitudes and perceptions of mental ill-health. But when it comes to complex mental illnesses such as psychosis and schizophrenia, media coverage tends to emphasise negative aspects, often choosing to focus on portrayals of violence, unpredictability and danger to others. Continue reading

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