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1 Jan 2018, 4:05 pm by INFORRM
A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2018. [read post]
22 May 2017, 4:09 pm by INFORRM
Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive lays down the basic principle that EU Member States cannot impose a general obligation on internet intermediaries to monitor what people say online. [read post]
22 Dec 2022, 5:57 am by INFORRM
From what feels like time immemorial the UK government has paraded its proposed online harms legislation under the banner of ‘What is Illegal Offline is Illegal Online’. [read post]
22 Feb 2014, 4:08 pm by INFORRM
The decision of the European Court of Justice in Svensson v Retriever Sverige AB (Case C‑466/12, 13 February 2014) has established some important points about the legality of linking under EU copyright law: A clickable direct link to a copyright work made freely available on the internet with the authority of the copyright holder does not infringe. [read post]
12 May 2019, 5:06 am by INFORRM
Before the publication of the Online Harms White Paper on 8 April 2019 I proposed a Ten Point Rule of Law test to which it might usefully be subjected. [read post]
29 Aug 2013, 12:30 am by INFORRM
Section 5 of the Defamation Act 2013 provides (or will do when the Act comes into force) a complete defence from a defamation claim for a website operator who can show that it did not post the statement on the website. [read post]
13 Jul 2021, 4:40 pm by INFORRM
One of the more perplexing provisions of the draft Online Safety Bill is its multi-level definition of legal but harmful content (“lawful but awful” content, to give it its colloquial name). [read post]
1 Oct 2010, 2:59 am by Katherine Gundersen
The Information Commissioner's Office has today published a list of public authorities which it is monitoring because it appears they are not meeting the FOI Act's time limits: In putting the list together the ICO looked at the number of complaints it had received, published data showing where less than 85% of requests had received a response within appropriate timescales and also occasions where authorities had exceeded time limits by a significant margin.The ICO’s Deputy… [read post]
6 Feb 2020, 7:04 am by Charon QC
In this issue: Internet law – As we leave the EU, Graham Smith of Bird & Bird takes a snapshot of where we are with internet law and what lies in store Resources – Paul Magrath of ICLR reviews Public Information Online from Dandy Booksellers Trust – Alex Heshmaty of Legal Words discusses aspects of trust on the internet and how we establish it Encryption – Will Richmond-Coggan of Freeths considers the balance between national security and privacy Online… [read post]
28 Jan 2010, 9:50 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
From the TimesOnLine:In a statement, Graham Smith, Deputy Commissioner at the ICO [Information Commissioner’s Office ], said: “The e-mails which are now public reveal that Mr Holland’s requests under the Freedom of Information Act were not dealt with as they should have been under the legislation. [read post]
13 Feb 2012, 7:29 am by Glenn Reynolds
The former Graham County, Arizona sheriff announced he would run against Smith in the 21st District’s GOP primary back in December, but his profile didn’t blow up until this past Sunday, when the social media giant Reddit christened him the anti-Smith, and promoted his Ask Me Anything (AMA) question-and-answer session on the Reddit homepage. . . . [read post]
28 May 2020, 4:20 pm by INFORRM
This is Part 2 of a post dealing with evidence given by government Ministers to two Commons Committees – the Home Affairs Committee and the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee – discussing, among other things, the government’s proposed Online Harms legislation. [read post]
19 Dec 2020, 2:35 am by INFORRM
The government has now published the Final Response to its Consultation on the April 2019 Online Harms White Paper. [read post]
10 Feb 2021, 5:16 am by INFORRM
The UK having now cut its direct ties with EU law, what does its future hold for the intermediary liability protections in Articles 12 to 15 of the Electronic Commerce Directive? [read post]
26 Jul 2017, 2:59 am by INFORRM
The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its decision in Google Inc v Equustek (2017 SCC 34). [read post]
28 May 2020, 2:05 am by INFORRM
Two Commons Committees – the Home Affairs Committee and the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee – have recently held evidence sessions with government Ministers discussing, among other things, the government’s proposed Online Harms legislation. [read post]