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08 Jan 2022
Google fined for bad cookies practices

I don’t know how many readers of this article have actually tried to change Google’s default privacy settings. When you use Google search, or YouTube, Google brings up a screen which is intended to help you make the right choices about the permission you give Google to collect your private information.

10 Nov 2021
The EU anti-trust case against Google-the latest chapter

Latest anti-trust ruling by the European Court Today, the European General Court upheld a 2017 anti-trust ruling by the European Commission which imposed on Google a fine of $2.8 billion following a finding of anti-competitive conduct by the internet giant Why the decision against Google is important Google has lost its appeal against a $2.8 […]

29 Sep 2021
YouTube deletes RT News Channels

YouTube deletes 2 news channels depriving 500,000,000 viewers of news choice YouTube has permanently deleted two news channels, which appear to have reported news in a manner disagreeable to YouTube. Both news channels, which between them share more than half a billion viewers are sister stations of Russian RT News. The news channels broadcast in […]

11 Jun 2021
Is online content removal influenced by politics?

Do social media companies discriminate against Russian generated content and if so, who has to pay the price? Yair Cohen explains in a live interview

28 Apr 2021
Apple fined $12M in Russia over alleged app market abuse

Apple fined for anti-competitive behaviour. Earlier this week, Apple was fined by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service for gaining an unfair advantage over other companies, through its app store.

06 Mar 2021
Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants

Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants

23 Feb 2021
Does Facebook deliberately promote Chaos

There are political ideologies that thrive on chaos. What if one day (or perhaps already) Facebook decides to adopt one of those ideologies and start using its power and influence to promote and spread chaos in some countries or around the world.

05 Feb 2021
Why the police must have little tolerance towards online trolls

Yesterday I gave an interview to BBC Scotland where I explained why the government must take a tougher approach and prosecute people who commit harassment on social media. This was after reports by NHS nurses of the spill of the harassment against them to offline, with nurses being abused on the street. The advice given […]

18 Jun 2020
Why spying on your employees working from home might not be such as a good idea

Tool lets the boss watch
staff working from home The space in your spare bedroom does not automatically turn into the property of your e

28 Apr 2020
Why European governments are reluctant to use mobile phone tracking apps during COVID19

Tracing apps are playing a significant role in some countries in combating COVID-19. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has given a huge boost to some technological advances but more importantly, the virus has created a public readiness to accept them.

23 Apr 2020
Breach of privacy of children when parents post images of minors on social media

What are the legal consequences of parents posting images and other private information about their young children on the internet

26 Feb 2020
Identifying online trolls would curtail bullying

‘It could be a very simple process,’ says Yair Cohen, Internet Law Expert

05 Jul 2019
Simone Burns death-free speech or freedom from harassment

Simone Burns death. What impact can sharing such material have on an individual and what can be done to limit the distress and damaged

07 May 2019
Why does Facebook ban right-wing extremists

The government will eventually, like it or not, police the internet. This is inevitable. The recently published White Paper which warned internet companies very clearly of its intention to set up a new internet regulator is an indication of what social media companies should expect to see in the future. How powerful this regulator will be, will largely depend on how genuine social media companies’ effort to combat intolerance, prevent self-harm and decrease the amount of fake news is.

24 Feb 2019
Should online abuse become a criminal offence?

Katie Price is certainly a controversial figure who doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. But does this necessarily make her a fair target to online abuse?

She doesn’t think so and i’m supporting her. Katie Price and her children have been suffering from online abuse and harassment far before many members of Parliament started to recognised online harassment and abuse as an issue worth discussing.

12 Feb 2019
It is possible to regulate the internet despite its global nature

Moving away from self-policing does not necessarily mean the creation of ‘thought police’ or a ‘snooping unit’, but rather it is intended to make people feel safer online and bring our police into the twenty-first century.

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

07 Jan 2017
Internet Police – The net is closing. The e-police are here

Internet police. A powerful book about the future policing of the internet; a platform from which the crying voices of victims of online crime can be loudly and clearly heard.

02 Jan 2017
Internet police in action: Yahoo scanned emails to help FBI.

The FBI has stepped up its effort to police the internet by requesting Yahoo to assist in developing software to scan emails which were going through YahooMail servers. Yahoo was reported to have agreed but the intrusion did not only affect YahooMail customers but also other email users who happened to communicate with a YahooMail […]

03 Oct 2016
Is Google a victim of anti-trust witch-hunt by the European Commission?

Google anti trust case. Google anti-trust case made simple. Internet lawyer Yair Cohen

12 Jul 2016
Lawsuit against Facebook

Lawsuit against Facebook . Radio interview with Yair Cohen, UK social media litigation lawyer. Facebook sued by Israeli and USA citizens over Palestinian attacks. Lawyers have filed a $1B lawsuit against Facebook, accusing it of knowingly supporting the Palestinian group Hamas. Law suit against Facebook might succeed. Facebook harassment legal advice

08 Jul 2016
Amazon fake reviews legal advice

The topic of Amazon fake business and product reviews was the centre of the BBC Radio 4 consumer affair program You and Yours. Amazon specialist lawyer Yair Cohen discusses the latest developments below.

25 Apr 2016
Bulk Personal Datasets collected by UK government includes solicitor client privileged information

Bulk Personal Datasets collection by UK government includes solicitor client privileged information. The bulk personal datasets collected by British intelligence agencies is reminiscent of dark days and dark regimes, Yair Cohen, of the London-based law firm Cohen Davis Solicitors

03 Mar 2016
Legal implications for parents who post children pictures on Facebook

In case of children, once they grow up, they might not wish to have their images expose to the world at large yet they might be prevented from doing anything about the publication. Images that were originally posted on Facebook by the child’s parent might since have been copied to other websites social media legal advice

10 Feb 2016
Can employer monitor employee email

Can employer monitor employee email. As good practice employers who wish to monitor employee email should require employees not to use t the employer reserves the right to monitor employee email.

30 Oct 2015
What is net neutrality

Net neutrality abolished. Fast lane or slow lane and what the fuss is all about. fast lane an slow lane – what does it really mean and how this might affect you as an internet user.

28 Oct 2015
TalkTalk data breach can I leave TalkTalk?

TalkTalk data breach can I leave Talk following the data breach without paying a penalty. What does my contract with talk talk says about breach of data protection and leaving talk talk

09 Jun 2015
Harassment Injunction Lawyers Serve for the First Time Harassment Injunction via Instagram

Social media litigation lawyer obtained online harassment injunction to stop internet trolls abusing his victim on social media. Serving online harassment injunction via social media on Instagram. Yair Cohen social media lawyer specialises in difficult cases of online harassment and internet harassment law

01 Oct 2014
How to remove unauthorised personal images from the internet

What to do if your images are stolen and placed on the internet?

As hacked nude celebrity photos had been sold on the internet, Yair Cohen, social media lawyer

09 Sep 2014
Dangerous online games – Social media websites and their responsibility

What responsibilities do social media websites have towards their users? Should social media sites be regulated? Yair Cohen social media lawyer speaks to LBC

18 Jul 2014
UK new online piracy laws

New online piracy laws are planned to be introduced as part of the Digital Economy Act 2010.

What do the new Piracy Laws mean to you?