NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2017

Equifax discloses that a data breach in March has compromised the personal information of 143 million consumers. For more information click here. The UK government publishes its Data Protection Bill. To read it click here. The ICO has fined a firm that made a record 146 million nuisance calls about PPI. For more information click […]

TIMES NEWSPAPERS Ltd v FLOOD; FROST AND OTHERS v MGN Ltd; MILLER v ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS Ltd [2017] UKSC 33

Summary The Supreme Court considered three appeals; all involving the question of whether or not the costs regime involving Conditional Fee Agreements (‘CFA’s’) and After the Event Insurance (ATE’s) infringed a newspaper’s Article 10 rights.   The cases and legislation mentioned, or made reference to, in this podcast are: Campbell v MGN (No 2) [2005] […]

HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE MOULAY HICHAM BEN ABDALLAH AL ALAOUI OF MOROCCO v ELAPH PUBLISHING LTD [2017] EWCA CIV 29

Summary His Highness Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdullah Al Alaoui of Morocco brought a defamation claim against Elaph Publishing Limited for an article published on the company’s news website in October 2014. The parties appealed, and cross-appealed, a decision in the High Court on an application for strike out/summary judgment, and an application to amend […]

R (on the application of Ingenious Media Holdings Plc) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2016] UKSC 54

This was an appeal in the Supreme Court concerning the scope of the duty of confidentiality that HMRC owes to taxpayers. Patrick McKenna founded Ingenious Media Holdings Plc (“Ingenious Media”), an investment and advisory group that specialised in the media industry. The group utilised tax relief schemes relevant to the industry; HMRC were investigating these […]

NEWS: JUNE 2017

EU Considers Banning ‘Back doors’ to Encryption The European Union is considering banning ‘back-door’ access to encrypted messages. The Draft Report proposes amendments to the 2002 ePrivacy Directive to extend confidentiality to end-to-end encryption. Click here for the Draft Report.   Russian Hackers Selling Login Details of MPs, The Times reports According to the Times […]