Top 10 Privacy and Data Protection Cases of 2019: a selection – Suneet Sharma

6 01 2020

Inforrm covered a wide range of data protection and privacy cases in 2019. Following last years post here is my selection of most notable privacy and data protection cases across 2019: Read the rest of this entry »





Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2019: a selection – Suneet Sharma

31 12 2019

Inforrm reported on a large number of defamation cases from around the world in 2019.  Following my widely read posts on 2017 and 2018 defamation cases, this is my personal selection of the most legally and factually interesting cases from England, Australia and the United States from the past year. Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Law and Media Round Up – Suneet Sharma

11 12 2019

This is the first instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »





United States: The case of the “pedo guy” tweet: Elon Musk is successful in his defence – Suneet Sharma

8 12 2019

On Friday 6 December 2019, a US District Court jury returned a verdict in favour of Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a $190 million libel case brought by British cave diver, Vernon Unsworth. Read the rest of this entry »





Compound liability following data breaches: Equifax two years on – Suneet Sharma

29 10 2019

In September 2017 Equifax suffered a data breach exposing the personal data of over 147 million people. Hackers utilised a website application vulnerability to access the personal data of customers. Read the rest of this entry »





Voice command data and privacy protection, Part II: Apple’s Siri – Suneet Sharma

13 09 2019

Apple recently released a statement on its development of automated assistant Siri’s privacy protections. The result is a move towards doing everything right in safeguarding consumer privacy. When compared to Amazon’s protections for its Alexa service market shifts and best practice become clear, making for better adherence to the seven data protection principles underpinning the GDPR. Read the rest of this entry »





Voice command data and privacy protection, Part 1: Amazon Echo’s Alexa – Suneet Sharma

12 09 2019

The increasing encroachment of audio-activated devices into our personal lives presents unique privacy challenges. Recent events have prompted the review of how audio-activated devices collect, store, transmit and use data, prompting concern and highlighting a number of long term lessons to be learned. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police: The use of facial recognition software by the police is lawful –  Suneet Sharma

6 09 2019

On 4 September 2019 the Administrative Court (Haddon-Cave LJ and Swift J) handed down judgment in the case of R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of the South Wales Police [2019] EWHC 2341 (Admin).  The Court held that it was lawful for the police to use automated facial recognition software (“AFR”). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Summer Round Up – 4 September 2019

4 09 2019

The Media and Communications List has become a Specialist List, with the significant implementation of Civil Procedure Rule 53 along with a new Practice Direction and Pre-Action Protocol. Read the rest of this entry »





Tackling hate speech: Intersecting approaches and the Raheem Stirling case – Suneet Sharma

24 08 2019

The case of footballer Raheem Stirling provides an avenue into the oft-overlooked issue of hate speech prevention and deterrence. The Stirling case provides an opportunity to consider the adequacy of English law in tackling hate speech, a nuanced and increasingly difficult to isolate issue. Read the rest of this entry »