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Law and Media Round Up – 4 December 2023

On 1 December 2023, Mr Justice Jay handed down judgement in favour of the defendant in the case of Dyson v MGN Limited [2023] EWHC 3092 (KB). The defendant published an article which characterised Sir James  as “the vacuum cleaner tycoon who championed Vote Leave due to the economic opportunities…before moving his global head office to Singapore.  In other words kids, talk the talk, then screw your country, and if anyone complains tell them to suck it up“. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 27 November 2023

On Tuesday 21 November 2023, Counsel for the claimants in Lawrence & Ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL) told the High Court that they intend to ask ministers for permission to use confidential Leveson Inquiry documents in their legal action against the publisher of the Daily Mail. Earlier this month, Nicklin J ruled that the legal challenges could continue but could not use information drawn from ledgers given by ANL to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards in 2011 and 2012 [2023] EWHC 2789 (KB). Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 20 November 2023

The ICO is seeking permission to appeal the ruling on Clearview AI Inc handed down by the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) on 17 October 2023. The tribunal reversed the £7.5 million penalty notice issued by the ICO against the facial image database company on the basis that the UK GDPR did not apply to companies processing data as a service to foreign law enforcement agencies. The Commissioner argues that the FTT incorrectly interpreted the law, as Clearview itself was not processing data for the purpose of foreign law enforcement. Read the ICO’s statement here. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 13 November 2023

On 10 November 2023, Nicklin J dismissed Associated Newspaper Ltd’s (ANL) application for summary judgement against seven claimants bringing misuse of private information proceedings against the publisher of The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, and the MailOnline website, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon & Ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2023] EWHC 2789 (KB). Nicklin J concluded “without difficulty” that each claimant had a real prospect of overcoming any limitation defence relied upon by the publisher. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 30 October 2023

On 26 October 2023, the Online Safety Act received royal assent. The Act sets new obligations for how technology companies should “design, operate, and moderate their platforms.” Ofcom is charged with enforcing the law’s requirements on platforms and will release its codes of practice in three phases beginning 9 November 2023. The Government’s Press Release can be read here. The BBC has more information here. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 23 October 2023

Doughty Street Chambers has announced the sudden and unexpected death of leading media law silk, Heather Rogers KC.  She was one of the most highly respected and brilliant members of the media law bar and an editor of the leading textbook, Duncan and Neill.  She contributed to this blog on many occasions.  She will be sorely missed by her colleagues and her many friends inside and outside the law. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 16 October 2023

On 16  October 2023, Steyn J will hear applications in the case of Donald Trump v Orbis Business Intelligence.  The former President contends that the so-called “Steele Dossier” produced by the defendant breached his data protection rights.  The defendant has applied to strike out the claim as an abuse of the process.  The New York Times has a full report.  There are also reports in the Guardian and the Independent. Continue reading

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