Sex and the selfie generation

Sex and selfie generation

by Dan Bunting It is not just people that struggle to keep up with technology, but the law itself often lags behind. We have seen that on numerous occasions with the “Twitter prosecutions”, and had another example of that this week, when the Daily Mirror highlighted the story of “Alison” and “’Peter” (both pseudonyms) a […]

Publication of the Black Spider Memos: a hollow victory?

Prince Charles

by Dr. Ashley Savage On 13th April, the Guardian were finally able to publish the ‘black spider memos,’ private correspondence between Prince Charles and several government departments between September 2004 and March 2005. As I have written previously, obtaining the letters was no easy task. The Guardian had initially made a request under the Freedom […]

Using photographs from social media—rights of privacy

facebook image

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) recently upheld a complaint against a newspaper after it published an image taken from social media without consent. What is the background to this complaint to the independent press standards organisation (IPSO)? A national newspaper published an image taken from social media, without consent, picturing a man accused of […]

Court of Appeal: female prisoners released to bail hostels are not discriminated against

Woman Prison

by Dean Kingham The Court of Appeal recently grappled with Approved Premises for women in the case of Coll v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 328. The appellant is serving a mandatory life sentence for murder and brought the challenge on the basis that women have been the subject unlawful sex discrimination […]