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Reputation Management News from Out-Law.com
The BBC has successfully defended a claim that it defamed a London imam before the High Court in London.
An aircraft charter company has recorded a “pyrrhic victory” in winning £10 in damages for defamatory comments made about the health of its finances by a rival aviation business, an expert has said.
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.
A change in the law that makes it more challenging to prove defamation in England and Wales is just one reason why the number of defamation cases brought in the UK fell last year, according to a media law expert.07 Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: A ruling by the High Court in London last month highlights the special rules that publishers can rely on under UK data protection law to defeat claims that they have processed personal data unlawfully. 08 Mar 2017
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.
News from Out-Law.com
- Businesses in Singapore could soon be given new rights to process personal data without the consent of the people to whom the information relates, under proposals outlined by the government in the city state.27 Jul 2017
- The European Commission is considering whether to impose a mandatory cap on the fees banks and other payment service providers should be allowed to charge when processing cross-border transactions in currencies other than the euro.26 Jul 2017
- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has won a case against an online shopkeeper who was selling counterfeit kitten food on its Taobao platform.26 Jul 2017
- Health and care providers, insurers, technology companies and other stakeholders have been invited to highlight what the major barriers are to the accessing and sharing of health data electronically, and how they might be overcome.26 Jul 2017
- Banks and other major providers of current account services will be required to publish data on the number of major operational or security incidents that they have experienced, under new plans outlined by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).25 Jul 2017
- All drones weighing at least 250g, as well as the people operating them, will need to be registered under new regulatory proposals outlined by the UK government.25 Jul 2017
- A new cybersecurity innovation centre is expected to be opened in London in early 2018, the UK government has said.25 Jul 2017
- More than five million cases of fraud and computer misuse offences were recorded in England and Wales in a single year, according to new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).24 Jul 2017
Principal firm had no real prospect of successfully defending a claim against acts of its appointed representative, court rul...An investment firm has failed to overturn a default judgment entered against it in favour of investors who had lost their money, on the grounds that the principal firm had no real prospect of successfully defending the actions of its appointed representative (AR).24 Jul 2017
- TSB is set to become the first European bank to deploy eye-scanning technology to allow customers to login in securely to their accounts.21 Jul 2017