Monthly Archives: November 2014

Landmark trolling case against Google settles on eve of trial

The eagerly anticipated case of Hegglin v Person(s) Unknown and Google Inc has settled the day before it was due to come to trial (24 November 2014).  Mr Hegglin, a former Morgan Stanley banker, had issued proceedings following a sustained campaign of internet abuse against him by an anonymous troll.

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First imprisonment for revenge porn

21-year-old Luke King is understood to be the first person in the UK to be imprisoned for an offence relating to ‘revenge porn’.  Mr King was prosecuted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for continuously threatening and then subsequently posting explicit photographs of his ex-partner on the popular messaging app, ‘WhatsApp’.  

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