The Investigatory Powers Bill: A serious weakening of protections for journalism, Part 2 – Gill Phillips

23 12 2015

JournalistThis is the final part of a two part post.  Part 1 looked at the existing position under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.  This part will focus on the deficiencies in the Bill from a journalism perspective. Read the rest of this entry »





The Investigatory Powers Bill: A serious weakening of protections for journalism, Part 1 – Gill Phillips

23 12 2015

Investigatory Powers BillMuch has been written already and no doubt will continue to be written about the Investigatory Powers Bill.  It was presented to the House of Commons by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, in November and is currently at the committee stage. Read the rest of this entry »





Gazette of Law and Journalism Interview: Gill Phillips

29 06 2013

gazetteGill Phillips is director of editorial legal services for Guardian News & Media Limited (publisher of The Guardian and The Observer and guardian.co.uk) … She was recently in Australia and agreed to answer some gently probing questions from the Gazette of Law and Journalism over breakfast Read the rest of this entry »





Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: Leveson reforms scrutinized

13 06 2013

A series of policy briefs assessing the impact of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations for reform of the press and the government’s plans for a Royal Charter are now available to download on the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Website. Read the rest of this entry »





Briefing Note on Exemplary Damages and Costs – Gill Phillips

22 03 2013

Leveson ReportA lot has been written in recent days about the proposed new clauses to go into the Crime and Courts Bill, which is due to be debated in the Lords on Monday, on exemplary damages and costs. The content and import of these clauses are very worrying and pose some serious threats to free speech. Read the rest of this entry »