Data Protection and Press Bullying: A response – Max Mosley

16 02 2018

On 15 February 2018, a letter my lawyers sent three days ago, was the subject of extraordinary and sensational reporting.  Most notably, the Daily Mail has given it the full treatment, describing it as a “chilling attack on press freedom” and referring to me not least as a “bitter deviant vengeful bully”. Read the rest of this entry »





Social media content moderation and removal policies: Some rare insights – Yair Cohen

16 02 2018

Last week, together with some of the leading U.S internet law lawyers and academics I attended a unique event at Santa Clara University Law School, California, where for the first time in the history of the internet tech companies’ legal leaders and policy experts gathered together for a day of panels on content moderation and removal. Read the rest of this entry »





Freedom and the Local Press: A CEO’s misleading message to readers – Brian Cathcart

16 02 2018

Ashley Highfield is CEO of Britain’s third-biggest regional and local newspaper group, Johnston Press, which owns about 200 titles. He has written a pleading letter to readers of those papers that is a monument to corporate distortion. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Northern Ireland: Arthurs v NGN, no reasonable expectation of privacy in father’s criminal convictions – Ciaran O’Shiel and Charlotte Turk

15 02 2018

In the case of Arthurs v News Group Newspapers Ltd ([2017] NICA 70) the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal upheld a decision to reject the Plaintiff’s application for interim relief based on claims for misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. Read the rest of this entry »





Press Sustainability Review: A Total Sham, Part 2 – Julian Petley

15 02 2018

No-one would deny that both the local and national press are facing problems. In the past decade more than 300 local newspapers have been closed, and two thirds of local authority areas and more than half of parliamentary constituencies no longer have a local daily newspaper covering their affairs. Read the rest of this entry »





Canada: Haaretz.com v Goldhar: Supreme Court set to pronounce on forum and jurisdiction in Internet libel claim – Natasha Holcroft-Emmess

14 02 2018

In Haaretz.com et al v Mitchell Goldhar (SCC case no. 37202), the Supreme Court of Canada is asked to decide whether the court in Ontario has jurisdiction to hear a defamation claim arising from an article widely published in Israel, but read online by a number of people in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »





Press Sustainability Review: A Total Sham, Part 1 – Julian Petley

14 02 2018

The Government has recently announced a review into the sustainability of the press. According to its summary of the review’s scope, ‘the UK has always benefited from a strong, well established and diverse press sector’, and the resultant Read the rest of this entry »