Monthly Archives: July 2014

Select Committee conclude criminal law sufficient for social media offences

The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications has concluded that the criminal law is “generally appropriate” and sufficient for the prosecution of offences committed using social media and no further legislation is required. 

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Ex-employee ordered to pay former colleagues £150,000 in libel and harassment damages

Damages totalling £150,000 have been awarded to five claimants who brought harassment and libel claims against a former colleague in Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust & Ors v S (2014).

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Money transfer business accused of being evasive over fraud concerns wins libel damages

Mr Justice Nicol, sitting at the High Court, has awarded a total of £40,000 damages in a libel claim where a television broadcast company wrongly alleged that a money transfer business had been investigated for fraud.

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Iain Wilson interviewed by the New York Times on the impact of the Google ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson has been interviewed by the New York Times about the fallout from the decision in the ECJ case of Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja Gonzalez and the response of reputation management companies

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