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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.
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.
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- The UK's telecoms regulator has published plans to govern how telecoms operators and landowners should interact with one another over the installation, maintenance and upgrade of electronic communications infrastructure.27 Mar 2017
- Most financial services firms in the UK are taking steps to improve the way they prevent, detect and respond to threats to their cybersecurity, according to a new survey.27 Mar 2017
- The German government is considering setting up a new regulator to monitor digital markets.27 Mar 2017
- More than 24,000 consumers used an online dispute resolution (ODR) platform set up in the EU in the first year of its operation, according to the European Commission.27 Mar 2017
- Banks operating in the EU will be able to verify the identity of customers and carry out due diligence checks on a wholly digitised and cross-border basis under plans outlined by the European Commission.24 Mar 2017
- A UK parliamentary watchdog has called on the UK chancellor to clarify how oversight of cyber risk in financial services is provided for in practice after expressing concern that the lines of responsibility and accountability for reducing such threats are "opaque".24 Mar 2017
- Consumers and some small businesses would automatically receive compensation from telecoms providers for service level failings, under new plans outlined by Ofcom.24 Mar 2017
Consumers must understand how financial data may be used as open banking, PSD2 and GDPR reforms take shape, says expertForthcoming reforms that will make it easier for consumers to share their financial data to benefit from innovative new services must be explained to those consumers so that they understand how their data may be used, an expert has said.24 Mar 2017
- Telecoms firms Millicom International Cellular and Bharti Airtel have announced the creation of a 50-50 joint venture to combine the operations in Ghana of their subsidiaries Tigo Ghana and Airtel Ghana.22 Mar 2017