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Fake news – coming up trumps

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It has been hard to overlook the latest surfacing of so called ‘fake news’ stories on our newsfeeds. Very recently the 2016 US presidential election campaign brought this to light. A recent study by Stanford University suggested that during the election campaign, up to 62% of US adult citizens received their news through social media… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Social Media – Keep it savvy

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If you are one of the many billions who frequents social media, then the chances are that at some point you have posted one (or more) of your photos online. It has become a way of life for many of us and one which some of us rely on to promote our abilities as amateur… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

A guide to digital legacies

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Our digital legacies are fast becoming big news in the media. Times are changing and we are putting more and more sentimental things online. There are also valuable assets that we may hold online and these all need to be protected so that our personal representatives can access them if there is the need or… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Protecting your reputation

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Scarlett Johansson has recently won a court battle in France in relation to a book which she said made false allegations about her private life. The book’s character was based on the actress, and the character had two affairs, which Ms Johansson did not have. She objected to this and said it was defamatory. The… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Right to be Forgotten

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A recent European Court decision will have a far-reaching impact on the control of information about individuals over the internet. You can now request that links to personal data which comes up on a search results list on a search engine can be removed. There is now a ‘right to be forgotten’ which means outdated… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Social Media – Making the Law Irrelevant?

There cannot be many occasions in this Country when football has been linked,  even indirectly, with fundamental issues of human rights and the relevance of law in society. Whilst motor sport has recently had its own indirect connection to the development of privacy law; football, or rather the (alleged) activities of footballers, has now become… Read the rest of this post (2 Comments)