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Reputation Management News from Out-Law.com
Courts in England have given further guidance on when statements can be said to have caused or be likely to cause ‘serious harm’ under defamation laws, an expert has said.
A new ruling by the Court of Appeal in London highlights how the reporting of stories in other countries and the dissemination of those stories online can serve to undermine the case for privacy injunctions against publishers in the UK, an expert has said.
Claims made in headlines in British newspapers, magazines or online publications must be reflected in the text of the article to which those headlines relate under revisions to an industry code set to come into effect from the beginning of 2016.
Supreme Court judges have prohibited publishers in England and Wales from disclosing the identity of a male celebrity who reportedly engaged in an extra-marital sexual encounter with two other people, despite details of the scandal being widely available on the internet.
A judge’s decision in a libel trial in Northern Ireland reinforces the fact that the country is the most “claimant friendly” in the UK for bringing defamation claims, experts have said.
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- Public interest research bodies could win new rights to scour text and data produced by others using sophisticated software, according to leaked proposals under consideration by EU policy makers.26 Aug 2016
- China's banking regulators have described almost half of China's peer to peer online lending platforms as 'problematic', Shanghai Daily has reported.26 Aug 2016
- FOCUS: The anticipated rise in the use of robots will force manufacturers to rethink contracts with technology suppliers to ensure risks stemming from their use can be passed on.25 Aug 2016
- Four large banks have joined forces to develop a digital coin for making payments and settling transactions in financial trades.25 Aug 2016
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- Public bodies cannot unilaterally decide that they will not disclose any personal data when asked to hand over information they hold, an information law watchdog has said.24 Aug 2016
- A data protection authority (DPA) in Germany is considering raising a legal challenge against the European Commission's endorsement of the Privacy Shield, a framework designed to facilitate the transfer of personal data between the EU and US, according to a report by The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).23 Aug 2016
- Singapore will consider the legality of using services such as virtual private networks (VPNs) as part of a reassessment of the country's Copyright Act.23 Aug 2016