Skip to main content

Brett Wilson Media Law blog

All posts


8.09.18

Anonymous litigant-in-person ordered to reveal his identity

In media litigation, it is not uncommon for a claimant to be anonymised (this is particularly the case in proceedings for breach of confidence and/or misuse of private information), but what is remarkable about the case of ABC v Google Inc. [2018] EWHC 137 (QB) is that the claimant has managed to conceal his identity from…

Read more

7.09.18

Max Campbell ‘right to be forgotten’ Lexis Nexis podcast

Brett Wilson partner Max Campbell discusses the latest developments under the ‘the right to be forgotten’ principle as part of Lexis Nexis’s Lex Chat podcast series.  The podcast (episode 7) can be listened to here.        

Read more

3.09.18

Air Canada data Leak could result in hefty fine and lead to claims

Air Canada has reported that their app has been subject to a data breach resulting in the theft of data from around 20,000 accounts.  It states that it detected unusual activity between 22 and 24 August 2018 and as a precaution locked all 1.7 million accounts held with the company.  The source of the breach…

Read more

8.08.18

Love Island and the perils of online trolling

Love Island has come to an end and it certainly divided opinion.  For some, the ITV2 reality dating show set in a luxurious villa in Mallorca was one of the highlights of this glorious summer and a welcome alternative to what seemed like endless hours of World Cup football.  For many others, it was the…

Read more

28.07.18

The Sun pays damages to estate of revenge porn victim

News Group Newspapers Ltd (‘NGN’), the publishers of The Sun newspaper, have paid a five-figure sum in damages to the estate of a victim of revenge porn. Susanne Hinte had 15 minutes of fame in 2016 following Camelot’s rejection of her £33m jackpot claim on the basis that she submitted a heavily damaged ticket, which…

Read more

18.07.18

Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse fined £200,000 for email data leak

The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has fined the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse (IICSA) £200,000 following a data leak on 27 February 2018.  The leak occurred  when a member of staff sent a ’round-robin’ email, but mistakenly used the ‘to’ field instead of the ‘bcc’ field, inadvertently disclosing the email addresses of 90 individuals…

Read more

17.07.18

Lexis Nexis Interview: UK data protection watchdog intends to impose maximum fine on Facebook

The information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published two reports detailing its investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns. The first report includes proposals to fine Facebook £500,000—the maximum allowed—for two alleged breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), while the other includes a recommendation for the government to introduce a statutory Code of Practice…

Read more

11.07.18

Facebook faces record £500,000 fine for Cambridge Analytica data breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office (‘the ICO’) has published a progress report on its investigation into the “invisible processing” of individuals’ personal data and the “micro-targeting” of political adverts during the EU referendum campaign.  The investigation is principally concerned with the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal in which third party developers used apps (for example, a personality test) to…

Read more

5.07.18

Court of Appeal holds grant of permission to appeal is invalid

The recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case of Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1470 provides an overview of how, and crucially when, permission to appeal should be sought at first instance. The subject matter of this case will be familiar to media law practitioners.  In 2015, the…

Read more

3.07.18

Prosecution dismissed against judge who accessed Digital Case System

A prosecution under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 against Her Honour Judge Karen Holt has been dismissed by Mr Justice William Davis, sitting at Southwark Crown Court, who ruled there was no case to answer. The trial had been listed for 9 July 2018 and will not now proceed. HHJ Holt, charged under her married…

Read more

Legal Disclaimer

Articles are intended as an introduction to the topic and do not constitute legal advice.

Cookies are used to personalise this website for you and to analyse how the website is being used. You give us your permission to do this by clicking the “agree” button or by continuing to use the website having received this notification. You can find further information on cookies in our cookie policy.