Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action
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Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action

U.S. tech company Yahoo Inc is to face a class-action lawsuit in America.  It is accused of illegally intercepting emails sent to Yahoo Mail accounts from non-Yahoo Mail users and using the content to focus advertising and boost revenue. Yahoo is accused of copying and analysing non-Yahoo Mail users emails, including attachments, in order to create “targeted advertising” for an estimated … Continue reading

Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe
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Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe

A 25,000 member class action has been considered against Facebook by a court in Austria.  Following alleged breaches of EU privacy law, mass surveillance and involvement in the NSA’s Prism snooping programme, privacy campaigner Max Schrems has officially filed the complaint which is currently being considered.  A decision on whether the claim can succeed to a full consideration is … Continue reading

Unlocking the holiday pay conundrum – what is owed?
Employment Issues / In the News

Unlocking the holiday pay conundrum – what is owed?

I appeared on BBC Radio5Live (at 1:51:37) on 8 September 2014 to discuss reports that workers unions are mobilising and preparing for an attack on British employers in the coming months. This activity follows the European Court of Justice’s May decision in Lock v British Gas which determined that the interpretation of ‘normal remuneration’ under domestic law … Continue reading

The Oscar Pistorius Trial: the social media story, so far
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The Oscar Pistorius Trial: the social media story, so far

The Oscar Pistorius trial has attracted blanket coverage on news channels around the world.  Like the trial of OJ Simpson, almost two decades ago, allowing television cameras into the court room has arguably made it easier to sensationalise the trial and encourage a media circus.  However, it is the reporting of the case via social media … Continue reading