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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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Expect UK court disputes over whether general insurance cover applies to cyber incidents, says expertFOCUS: UK courts are likely to see an increasing number of disputes over the extent to which insurers are liable for the cost of cyber incidents and data breaches suffered by businesses where those companies make claims under general insurance policies.26 May 2016
- Cyber attacks have the potential to put banks out of business, the chief executive of global financial network SWIFT has warned.24 May 2016
- Insurers could benefit from a new national cyber incident database but might be reluctant to input information of their own to that database, an expert has said.24 May 2016
- Ministers from 14 EU countries, including the UK, have called for the removal of "unjustified barriers" to the movement of data across borders.24 May 2016
- The global financial network SWIFT has called on banks to "share critical security information" with it so as to help combat cyber risks.24 May 2016
- Contracting authorities will welcome further clarity around the types of public investment and funding where potential state aid issues arise, particularly in relation to infrastructure investment, an expert has said.23 May 2016
- Banks in Hong Kong will face stiffer cybersecurity obligations in light of measures being introduced by a financial regulator, an expert has said.20 May 2016
- A proposed new framework for facilitating the transfer of personal data between the EU and US has still to be endorsed by a data protection committee containing representatives from the national governments of EU countries.20 May 2016
- FOCUS: Universities face new compliance burdens when China's new law regulating foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) comes into force next year - but core educational activities should be exempt from the new requirements.20 May 2016
Opt out statistics highlight need for better engagement with the public on the benefits of sharing health data, says expertFigures revealing the number of times patients in England have stopped their doctors sharing their medical data for purposes beyond direct care highlight the need to better engage with the public on the benefits of health research, an expert has said.20 May 2016