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The proposed takeover of Sky by Twenty-First Century Fox is subject to a public interest test to be carried out by UK media regulator Ofcom. 17 Mar 2017
UK internet service providers (ISPs) are to block access to servers that stream Premier League football matches. 16 Mar 2017
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.
Food writer Jack Monroe has won £24,000 in a libel case against Mail Online columnist Katie Hopkins. 13 Mar 2017
ANALYSIS: A ruling by the High Court in London last month highlights the special rules that publishers can rely on under UK data protection law to defeat claims that they have processed personal data unlawfully. 08 Mar 2017
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