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Public interest defence

A closer look at the public interest defence

The right to get “matters of public interest” reporting wrong Section 4 of the Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”) gives defendants who have published material concerning matters of public interest a defence to an action for defamation.  The archetypal defendant in this context would usually be a professional journalist who has published a piece of … Continued

Safer Internet Day 2019

#SaferInternetDay #SaferInternetDay2019 Today (Tuesday 5 February 2019) marks Safer Internet Day. It also marks 10 years since we started working with sportsmen and women to help guard against the risks – both reputational and security and privacy risks that arise from our growing online communications. Our journey has put us in front of the first … Continued

What is a deepfake?

Deepfakes – all is not what it seems

What is a deepfake? This piece looks at machine learning methods being used to create a deepfake (a portmanteau of ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake’). While the advances in the technology are exciting news for the film industry, the potential for misuse is significant. Within a very short time frame, the technology allows a film to be … Continued

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