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Privacy rights and ‘citizen journalists’

Recent media coverage of the treatment meted out to politicians and journalists under the guise of political protest has highlighted the use of mobile phones to record video footage, and the posting of such footage to the internet. In that context,…

GDPR – What happens after 25 May?

Data has become the most valuable commodity of the digital era. In Europe, the value of the data commodity is thought to be around the €50 billion mark and projections suggest that this figure could rise to €111 billion by 2020. With such…

Social media – Defamation and regulation

The media has reported this week that Martin Lewis, founder and chair of Money Saving Expert, has issued High Court proceedings against Facebook, in order to bring a claim for defamation. Mr Lewis’ online blog reports that his claim is based…