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Court: Queen's Bench Division (Media and Communications List)

Court agrees to strike out parts of a defence claim in libel case against the BBC

Miah v British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [2018] EWHC 1054 (QB)

This was an application to strike out parts of the BBC’s truth defence to a claim for libel brought by Dr Rina Miah, a general practitioner who used to run Harbottle Surgery in Northumberland. The claim was also for misuse of private information and breach of the data protection act. The Court held that some […]

Court delivers ruling in ‘right to be forgotten’, applying CJEU’s Google Spain case

NT1 & NT2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB)

This case concerns “right to be forgotten” or, more accurately, the right to have personal information “delisted” or “deindexed” by the operators of internet search engines (“ISEs”). The claims were made under data protection law and the English law tort of misuse of private information. The two claimants were businessmen who were convicted of criminal […]