Ashley Madison and the Shark Infested Seas of the Deep Web – Rhory Robertson and Clare Brown

28 08 2015

Deep-Web-Iceberg-e1432663755280The recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website has inevitably caused a vast avalanche of commentary, covering everything from users’ morality to company security. As we concluded in our previous article  apart from the fallout on people’s personal lives from the data dump, the hackers’ employment of the so-called ‘dark web’ to communicate their criminal acts needs further exploration. Read the rest of this entry »





Air Crash Media: Photography, Privacy and Grief – Amber Melville-Brown

27 08 2015

phoneography2Car crash TV is defined in the Urban Dictionary as ‘any TV programme that, like a recent car crash in the street, you know you shouldn’t watch, you know you’ll regret looking, but you just can’t help yourself’. Read the rest of this entry »





Comity for the Internet? Recent Court Decisions on the right to be de-indexed – Agnes Callamard

26 08 2015

remove-google-search-historyOne of the most impactful events in global free expression jurisprudence development in 2014 was the the European Court of Justice Google Spain SL, Google v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion (2014) (“González”) decision by on the so-called “right to be forgotten”, more accurately referred to as the “right to be de-indexed”. Read the rest of this entry »





Conference: Enrolling Internet Intermediaries in the Law Enforcement Process, Challenges and Opportunities

23 08 2015

iCLIC logo.final.png_SIA - JPG - Fit to Width_178_trueThe first iCLIC conference, Enrolling Internet Intermediaries in the Law Enforcement Process: Challenges and Opportunities” is taking place at the University of Southampton on 17 and 18 September 2015. Read the rest of this entry »





News: A new jurisdictional gateway for privacy claims – Lucy Middleton

18 08 2015

Civil ProcedureThose looking to serve a privacy claim out of the jurisdiction on a non-EU defendant will be interested in the news that a new jurisdictional gateway will soon be inserted into the CPR for claims in breach of confidence and misuse of private information where the relevant acts are committed and/or detriment is suffered within the jurisdiction. The new rule will have effect from 1 October 2015. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, France: Leonardo DiCaprio v Oops! Magazine, Damages and order for publication of judicial findings over false “pregnancy” story

11 08 2015

Ooops LeonardoOn 27 July 2015, the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris awarded damages of €8,000 to the actor Leonardo DiCaprio for interference with his private life and his image rights. Oops! magazine was ordered to publish a statement summarising the decision on the front cover.  The judgment (DiCaprio v Oops!) is available in only in French. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: AMC v News Group, Super-Hysteria, the misreporting of a privacy injunction – Kirsten Sjøvoll

10 08 2015

male-female-silhouetteThe grant of a privacy injunction in the case of AMC v News Group Newspapers ([2015] EWHC 2361 (QB)) has unleashed a deluge of largely inaccurate media comment worthy of the “super injunction spring” of 2011. Yet much of what is reported in the press does not appear in the judgment, which was in fact decided on established principles after careful balancing of the rights of the respective parties. Read the rest of this entry »








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