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A new ruling by the Court of Appeal has confirmed that it will not be as challenging for people to bring defamation claims before the courts in England and Wales under new defamation laws as many media organisations may have hoped, a specialist in media litigation has said.13 Sep 2017
A UK businessman has been barred from repeating false statements he made about a rival company and one of its senior employees, and ordered not to process the personal data of that employee again.
There was a small rise in the number of cases dealt with by the courts in England and Wales concerning applications for privacy injunctions during the first half of this year, according to new statistics published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).18 Sep 2017
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
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.
The BBC has successfully defended a claim that it defamed a London imam before the High Court in London.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
News from Out-Law.com
- Laws that place restrictions on the 'profiling' of individuals do not just apply to data processing completed entirely automatically, EU data protection authorities have said.20 Oct 2017
- New rules regarding the rights and obligations that arise in relation to the deployment and maintenance of mobile phone masts and other telecoms infrastructure are "expected to take effect in December", according to the UK government.20 Oct 2017
- Many businesses are not ready to take advantage of the opportunities presented by 'industry 4.0', according to a new report.20 Oct 2017
- Telecoms operators Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular have completed a 50-50 joint venture deal to combine their operations in Ghana.20 Oct 2017
GDPR: Businesses will be considered 'aware' of data breaches when their data processors notice the breach, says wat...Businesses that outsource the processing of personal data to other companies will be said to be aware of data breaches experienced by those processors as soon as the processors themselves recognise the breach, according to proposed new guidance.20 Oct 2017
- New legislation designed to support the use of electric and driverless cars has been proposed by the UK government.19 Oct 2017
- Two in five company directors in the UK do not know whether new EU data protection laws will apply to their business, a new survey has found.19 Oct 2017
- The European Commission has endorsed the EU-US Privacy Shield following the first annual review of the framework.19 Oct 2017
- New frameworks for sharing data to be used by artificial intelligence (AI) tools should be developed to help grow AI in the UK, a government-commissioned review has recommended.17 Oct 2017
UK courts did not breach man's right to reputation when dismissing his defamation claims, rules human rights courtCourts in the UK did not breach their obligation to protect a budding politician's right to respect for his reputation when it dismissed his claim for allegedly defamatory comments published about him online, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said.17 Oct 2017