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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
- Members of the Scottish Parliament have supported a motion condemning the Scottish Government's performance in responding to freedom of information (FOI) requests and calling for an independent inquiry into the way these are dealt with. 23 Jun 2017
- A lighting supplier has been fined £2.7 million for requiring retailers to use a minimum price when selling its products online.21 Jun 2017
- ANALYSIS: Algorithms used to track or adapt prices online raise competition concerns, according to a recent submission to the OECD by the European Union.21 Jun 2017
- Banks supervised by the European Central Bank (ECB) will be required to report all major cyber incidents from this summer, ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger has said.20 Jun 2017
Finding of defamation did not unfairly restrict journalist's freedom of expression rights, rules ECHRA journalist found to have defamed a businessman did not have his rights to freedom of expression unfairly restricted as a result of that finding, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.16 Jun 2017
- Company directors are twice as likely as other individuals to be victims of identity fraud, according to new research by fraud prevention service Cifas.16 Jun 2017
- An EU privacy watchdog has said it could issue its own report into the EU-US Privacy Shield following the conclusion of the first annual review into the framework, despite the fact it will be given a chance to feed comments into an official post-review report by the European Commission.16 Jun 2017
- Europol has arrested six members of a cybercrime ring and interviewed a further 36 people in a joint operation across six European countries.16 Jun 2017
- The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed purchase of semiconductor manufacturer NXP by Qualcomm under EU merger regulations.15 Jun 2017
Insurers need to re-evaluate risk profile of businesses handling data to account for potential fines under GDPR, says expertANALYSIS: Insurers should re-evaluate the risk businesses handling data are exposed to as a result of the major financial penalties that could be imposed under new EU data protection laws.15 Jun 2017