Case Preview: Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications plc, Supreme Court to consider ISPs and costs of blocking orders

28 01 2018

On Tuesday 30 January 2018, the UK Supreme Court (Lords Mance, Kerr, Sumption, Reed and Hodge) will hear the appeal of Cartier International AG & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & AnorRead the rest of this entry »





Internet intermediaries: How are you? What do you do? What the European Commission has to say – Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

16 09 2015

EU_Commission_buildingWhile waiting to discuss with representatives of the European Commission at the first iCLIC Conference this week the implications of its Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe – as well as waiting for the issuing of the Commission’s forthcoming ‘public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy’ about to be published (already leaked by Politico here) – it is worth asking the question again ‘what is an Internet intermediary?’ Or, to use the language of the Commission, ‘what is an “Intermediary Service Provider” (abbreviated ‘ISP’)?’ Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Canada: R v Spencer, Warrant required for ISPs to disclose subscriber information – Iris Fischer

20 06 2014

Canada Supreme CourtIn a landmark privacy decision, R. v. Spencer, (2014 SCC 43), the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in Internet usage information, and that law enforcement authorities who wish to obtain subscriber information from ISPs must, in most circumstances, do so pursuant to a warrant. Read the rest of this entry »





ISPs and defamation law: hold fire, Robert Jay – Ashley Hurst

27 01 2013

Google--007Although online issues were not covered in great detail by the Leveson inquiry, Robert Jay QC’s comments to the Singapore Academy of Law concerning the liability of internet service providers (ISPs) earlier this week are startling. Read the rest of this entry »