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Case Law, R (Davis) v Home Secretary, Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act overturned – Lorna Woods

gchq1In a very rare outcome, in the case of R (Davis and ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ([2015] EWHC 2092 (Admin) the Divisional Court declared that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) is inconsistent with European Union law and therefore is “disapplied”, although the Court suspended the effect of its order until after 31 March 2016. Permission to appeal was granted. Continue reading

Media Plurality: Is Ofcom’s “Share of References” Scheme Fit for Measuring Media Power? – Steven Barnett

Steve BarnettAt the heart of any discussion about plurality and media ownership lies the concept of power: for democracy to function properly, the exercise of power over public opinion, law-makers, opinion-formers and elite decision-makers must be properly distributed and not become concentrated in a small group of individuals or organisations. Continue reading

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