Social Media Law Blog

11 Jan 2019
Should tech companies provide governments with access to encrypted data?

The digital community is coming to earth and rules here may now apply in the online society. How will this change the interactive community? Should you be worried?

26 Dec 2018
Why this year might have signalled the beginning of the end for Facebook’s business model

Internet lawyer Yair Cohen said that Facebook relies on its hugely complicated, ever changing terms and conditions, which it knows nobody reads. Consent needs to be of clear and coherent and informed and anyone who ever tried to look at any of Facebook’s terms and conditions or tried to change the settings of Facebook privacy settings will know that its terms and conditions are anything but coherent and clear.

10 Jul 2018
Lindsey Goldrick Dean Wins Freedom After 13 Years of Harassment

Harassment lawyer Yair Cohen took on the case after the police would not help for nearly 13 years. Paul Currant and Currant Consulting have agreed to pay damages to the their victim and also to pay her legal costs. They also agreed to never harass her again in an order which was approved by the court.

08 Jul 2018
UK police handling of online harassment cases. Do you feel safe?

Victim of online harassment speaks out about her expeirence with the police. Can online harassment victims trust the police to help them? Interview by harassment solicitor Yair Cohen

12 Jun 2018
Administrators of Facebook fan pages are liable under GDPR

Is a Facebook fan page administrator liable under GDPR? according to the European Court, an administrator of a fan page on Facebook is jointly responsible, together with Facebook for processing data of visitors to the Facebook fan page.

23 Apr 2018
Disclosing the identity of internet trolls and cyber-bullies

Interestingly, support for the idea that anonymous posting should be phased out has come from an unexpected source. Back in 2011 Facebook’s former marketing director Randi Zuckerberg and Google head Eric Schmidt have both been quoted to suggest that anonymous posting should be made a thing of the past

02 Apr 2018
Why tech and social media companies should face stricter regulation and pay more tax

Yair Cohen, a partner at Cohen Davis Solicitors, discusses the pros and cons of self-regulation and considers why the current taxation system is unfair. To understand the reasons behind the need to end the special treatment tech and social media companies receive by the UK and other Western governments, both, in terms of general regulations […]

22 Feb 2018
Why Social Media companies remove content and should they do more?

To understand the extent of the neglect of users, one only needs to look at some of the staggering figures which were candidly provided by some internet companies who were represented on the panel.

27 Jan 2018
Policing the internet, is this a beginning of a new era?

Internet companies are stepping up their game when it comes to policing the internet. Following warnings by the government that it will introduce external regulations, social media companies are already practicing large scale removal of user generated content.

01 Jan 2018
Taking out privacy injunction against online trolls

Watch what happened when privacy lawyer Yair Cohen served a privacy injunction live on an internet troll via Instagram.

24 Nov 2017
Right to be Forgotten

3 most common reasons why a right to be forgotten application will fail.

28 Aug 2017
Getting disclosure orders against internet trolls to be made easier

Obtaining disclosure orders against online trolls can be made far easier says internet law expert and social media solicitor Yair Cohen, who regularly acts for celebrity who face abuse online

24 Aug 2017
CELEB TROLLS: WE’RE COMING TO GET YOU!

Solicitor and harassment lawyer Yair Cohen who helps celebrity get rid of internet trolls FOREVERMORE helps Frankie Bridge to hunt down celebrity specialists internet trolls. Source: CELEB TROLLS: WE’RE COMING TO GET YOU!

30 Jun 2017
Remove search results from Google worldwide

So where do Europeans stand in relation to the removal of Google search results worldwide? Since Google ordered to remove search results worldwide, Europeans are eagerly awaiting the French High Court’s final decision on an appeal. In May 2015 French data regulator ordered Google  to apply Right to be Forgotten removals of search results not […]

11 Jun 2017
Consent and pornography and why sometimes no does not mean no

Consent and pornography and why sometimes no does not mean no An example of this might be an individual who is not a professional actor and who agreed to be paid a small sum of money, for participation in a hard-core pornographic film, where the amount paid was totally disproportionate to the actions they were required to perform or be subject to.