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.
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
Channel 4 News nearly prejudiced a child abuse trial when it uploaded “triumphalist” coverage of the guilty verdict to its website for executives to see – while the jury was still deliberating (Press Gazette reported). The judge found it “repugnant” that police had given interviews in advance, to be used once the verdict was announced. Read more