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A review has been launched into whether a UK code on 'net neutrality' will need to be amended in light of anticipated changes to EU law. 28 Aug 2015
EU broadcasting rules could be changed in an effort to ensure consumers can access more online content. 25 Aug 2015
The law of defamation aims to protect reputation, and applies to both individuals and companies.
The law protects people's right to privacy in a number of ways.
The law of malicious falsehood aims to protect economic interests. Malicious falsehood claims are sometimes made in tandem with, or as an alternative to, defamation claims.
Under the Protection from Harassment Act of 1997 (PHA) harassing someone can be a criminal offence and can give rise to civil action.
The sub judice rule regulates the publication of matters which are under consideration by the court.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008.
The Bank of England is looking to social media for clues that can help it predict economic events before they happen, it has said. 18 Aug 2015
The number of adverts for major UK brands that appear on copyright infringing websites has more than halved in the last two years amidst a police crackdown, according to new figures. 13 Aug 2015
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