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Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation: a SLAPP in the face for free speech. What are SLAPPs? – Peter Coe

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) is a type of litigation (or threat of litigation) that are used, as the name suggests, strategically by claimants against organisations and individuals – including NGOs, activists, academics, whistleblowers, and journalists – to shut down free speech. Consequently, they pose a threat to democracy, that as members of society we should all be concerned about. Continue reading

A Brave New Working World or something more sinister? Employer surveillance of employees working at home – Peter Coe

Employers monitoring their employees is not a new issue. Indeed, I have written about the surveillance of employees in the workplace, and their right to privacy pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in a previous Inforrm post in the context of the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments in Bărbulescu v Romania [2016] App. no. 61496/08 and Lopez Ribalda v Spain [2019] ECHR. Continue reading

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

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Social Media during the Coronavirus pandemic – Peter Coe

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the very best in humanity. For instance, on the one hand, it has brought communities together: people are supporting each other in a myriad of different ways, from simply talking to neighbours who they may never have said more than a few words to prior to the outbreak of the virus, buying shopping for those who are self-isolating or vulnerable, and volunteering for the NHS and other charities. Continue reading

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Facial Recognition Technology and the Police – Peter Coe

Just over a year ago, as a practitioner, I was involved in a number of conversations with clients and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) relating to the use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). These conversations tended to be on behalf of clients operating in the leisure and health and fitness industries and related to the appropriateness of the implementation of the technology to facilitate access to their facilities. Continue reading

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