2014: a year of change in media law

A review of changes to media law in 2014 has been published by HoldTheFrontPage. It addresses defamation and the uncertainty over the public interest test, as well as data protection. Read more

Note: this story was uploaded to Media Law Matters before the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation directive, which toughens up data protection law, from May 2018. 

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Hostage affair story ‘mean’ but not unethical

Twitter users reacted angrily to a Sun on Sunday story about the widow of murdered hostage Alan Henning having an affair – former Sun journalists among them. Media watcher Roy Greenslade loathed it but said it did not breach the Editors’ Code. Read more