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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
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
- The European Commission has proposed measures to improve cybersecurity in the EU, including a cybersecurity agency that would help EU countries hit by cyber- attacks and a European certification scheme to ensure that digital products and services are safe to use.20 Sep 2017
- Singapore's cybersecurity bill, expected to be tabled this year, will now be delayed until 2018.20 Sep 2017
- Service providers that help other businesses to pool information from different payment accounts on behalf of customers will not be subject to regulation under new UK payment services laws if they do not deliver the aggregated data to the customer themselves, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed.19 Sep 2017
- Testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) is to take place on roads across Finland, Norway and Sweden.19 Sep 2017
- EU and US officials will carry out a joint review this week of the Privacy Shield, a framework designed to help businesses transfer personal data across the Atlantic in accordance with EU data protection law.18 Sep 2017
- The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) has launched a platform to share information on cyber security threats, Thomson Reuters' Zawya news site has reported.18 Sep 2017
- Virtual currency exchanges in China have been told to close down their operations, according to a news publisher that reports on the industry.18 Sep 2017
- 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
- UK construction must be able to "innovate on a massive scale" if it is to successfully deliver on the country's infrastructure ambitions, according to a new report.18 Sep 2017
- A new facility designed to boost skills in data science is to be set up in Newcastle, the UK government has announced.15 Sep 2017