11/09/2020

The Law Commission is proposing new laws to protect people from online a...

People who join in on online harassment can be jailed for so called Pile-on harassment.

01/06/2020

Preach of privacy when someone posts about your mental health



Damages for breach of privacy on Facebook 

NEWS! A woman won £15,000 in damages after a family member published a Facebook post alleging that she suffered from mental health. The post was made a private Facebook Group but still, the court ruled that publishing information about someone's health, without their consent, is considered as breach of their right to private life. Note, that it is often irrelevant whether the private information is true or false. You need to be very careful about what you are posting about other people. No one is a fair game!
In this case, the defendant did not mention the person by name but it was obvious to everyone who knew her that he was referring to her.
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09/04/2020

Everything you need to know about a right to be forgotten

A right to be forgotten legal advice with expert solicitor Yair Cohen

Your A-Z guide to making a right to be forgotten application from Yair Cohen.
What is a right to be forgotten and how to make a successful right to be forgotten submission, who can apply and what happens when someone had been found not guilty of a criminal offence and now wants to have news articles about their court case removed from the internet.
Can professional people, such as doctors or lawyers who had been discipline by regulatory bodies have the ruling in their case removed from search results?

28/02/2020

Solicitor Yair Cohen explains how to stop online trolling



Online harassment laws need to change to help victims of online harassment get their lives back. 


Solicitors Yair Cohen's strategy will, for once and for all, bring an end to online trolling and harassment.


 The reality is that eventually there will be laws enacted to protect victims of online harassment from anonymous trolls. How long would we need to wait for this to happen, however, is unclear. 


Online harassment of individuals is as common now a days as using the internet. It has nearly become an acceptable way of behaving and a norm which we, as a society have been willing to accept.

As it happened, once certain members of Parliament started to become to subject of online harassment, together with a number of high profile cases of harassment of celebrity , things have started to change. Victims of defamation on the internet and of internet blackmail  have stated to speak out.

At the same time there is some recognition now that harassment on the internet is no different to the old fashion harassment that people used to suffer 20 or 30 years ago.

Anonymity on the internet plays a major factor in the increase of online harassment cases. Discovering the identity of online trolls plays a key part in combating this terrible phenomena which is called online trolling.

For more information and support in helping you get rid of your online trolls get in touch on 0207 183 4123 or visit our website https://www.internetlawcentre.co.uk/contact-the-internet-law-centre

30/12/2019

Sextortion legal help

How young people are being lured into becoming stars in porn films

What started as a single message from a 'talent scout' on social media looking for pretty girls that should be in modelling with a phone number attached, turned into a nightmare for a few of our clients.
It was seductive and exciting to be invited to a professional photoshoot, have their hair and make up done and get paid maybe £250 for it. It could be the start of a new career. So, why not?
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01/11/2019

The need to ban political Ads on social media. Yair Cohen participates i...

Twitter, Facebook and Political Ads


An interesting developing story that demonstrates how #values and #MissionStatement impact on short and long term policies of two internet giants, Twitter and Facebook.

The issue:

The spread of fake news and disinformation on social media.

Background: Facebook has declared that it will take steps to either remove accounts that it believes spread disinformation or demote those accounts across its network, unless the disinformation is contained within paid Ads by political parties.

This has opened Facebook to accusations of hypocrisy and greed.
Read more on Twitter, Facebook, Political Ads and Mission Statements