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23 Dec 2021
Trouble at the Ministry of Truth

What is the legal status of fact-checking?
According to Facebook, assertive statements of false information, misinformation or disinformation following fact-checking are not facts. They are only an opinion, even though, they are stated as facts and they also carry with them various sanctions.

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 […]

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.

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.

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

Tool lets the boss watch
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01 Jun 2020
Breach of privacy after a post on a private Facebook Group court case

In the case where damages awarded for breach of privacy on Facebook, it was shown that even when family members share information among themselves (only 35 people had access to the information), where the information is considered to be privacy

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

08 Apr 2020
What are the legal risks for parents who post images of their children on social media

As our lives become more isolated and the amount of time we spend on social media is soaring, we start quickly to run out of original things to post. Thank God, though, that there are children in this world. No matter where you put them, they will always come up with something funny, creative and […]

26 Feb 2020
Identifying online trolls would curtail bullying

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

25 Feb 2020
Celebrity harassment, vulnerability and online anonymity

The internet is allowing all type of vultures to take advantage of celebrities’ vulnerability. Celebrity harassment lawyer Yair Cohen says harassment of celebrities online is permitted because we encourage anonymous speech online

01 Jan 2020
Is Facebook a publisher?

The truth of the matter is that Facebook is now a “publisher” and as such it can be sued, at least in the UK for

01 Nov 2019
Twitter, Facebook, Political Ads and Mission Statements

At times of trouble, when important decisions need to be made, within the organisation about a critical topic, the place to turn to for the right answer is the mission statement. Mission statements are a way get everyone focused on the right direction, and they play a part in helping a business make sound long-term decisions.

14 Oct 2019
The Law Society Excellence Awards 2019

The Law Society Excellence Awards have been celebrating the hard work and inspirational achievements of solicitors, legal teams and firms of all sizes across England and Wales for the past 12 years. This year Social Media lawyer Yair Cohen has been shortlisted as The Law Society Solicitor of the Year for his work in developing […]

11 Sep 2019
Why homophobic hate crime has surged in England and Wales

Solicitor Yair Cohen speaks to BBC Radio Kent about The rate of homophobic hate crimes in the UK, including stalking and online harassment, has more than doubled over the past five years, with Kent police reporting a staggering 400% increase in reported cases.

09 Sep 2019
Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson Trolling

I don’t know Jesy Nelson, but I feel both, relieved and delighted that she had found the courage to speak out about her experience to the BBC. I am absolutely sure that actions will save lives

03 Sep 2019
Law Society Lawyer of the Year Finalist Interview: Yair Cohen

Introducing the Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice Shortlist: Q&A with Yair Cohen, Partner at Cohen Davis Solicitors

27 Aug 2019
Social media platforms need to be made accountable for the amplification of hate speech

Yair Cohen talked on Al Jazeera earlier this month about the online gaming message board 8chan, which became a haven for extremist content. Social media platforms to be accountable for amplifying hate speech from Yair Cohen Solicitor on Vimeo. 8chan is where the suspect of the El Paso Shooting is believed to have posted a […]

27 Aug 2019
Facebook’s new tool isn’t a remedy for privacy concerns

‘There’s no way out’, says Yair Cohen, Social Media Expert Yair Cohen Live on RT International Facebook new privacy tool Off-Facebook activity from Yair Cohen Solicitor on Vimeo. Earlier this week, Facebook introduced a new privacy feature that will give users clearer information from apps and websites they browse outside of the social network and […]

18 Jul 2019
Why is our government slowly turning into a Facebook

Artificial intelligence might be great for Facebook and particularly for boosting up its advertising revenue. However, let’s remember that history is full of examples of individuals who did exceptional things under exceptional circumstances because they managed to change. They managed to change what they were statistically meant to become, and they did this by challenging themselves.

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

18 Jun 2019
What the US Government is hoping to achieve with the Antitrust Probe

US Congress launches Big Tech Antitrust Probe The federal government is warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and is likely to be in the first stages of a ‘top-to-bottom review of the market power’ and is pointing it at the giant tech platforms – Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple. The anti-trust probe has been initiated […]

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.

07 May 2019
Bloomberg’s suspicions on Huawei’s hidden ‘back doors’ could be politically motivated

Bloomberg have reported that Vodafone had discovered ‘hidden back doors’ in Huawei’s home equipment, including an internet router in 2009/2010, that would allow the Chinese company unauthorised access to user’s home and business fixed line networks in Italy. Vodafone has admitted vulnerabilities, which were identified by independent security testing initiated by Vodafone as part of […]

15 Apr 2019
Who is really responsible for protecting children’s safety on the internet and is the criticism that the social media companies are getting at the moment Justified?

Internet police author Yair Cohen says I am often asked, how much of a responsibility do we as internet users have, to police the internet ourselves and decide whether we are going to watch certain images or share horror films of live events. After all, the more we share the more we encourage others to commit social media atrocities.
This is a very interesting question. It is easy to blame us, the people, for our part in watching and sharing horrific images via social media. At the same time, people should not be judged too harshly in this regard because after all, we are only human. When we see something that is shocking, something t

08 Apr 2019

Yair Cohen will be participating in this year Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2019 attended by Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham CBE

06 Apr 2019
Internet Law Leadership Summit

UK internet law expert Yair Cohen will be presenting at the Internet Law Leadership Summit in Las Vegas. Latest development on the EU Copyright Directive, EU ePrivacy Regulations and latest GDPR trends.

19 Mar 2019
Can the internet ever be policed?

This week, Yair Cohen was interviewed on Al Jazeera TV and was asked by the host: ‘Do you think that the expectations of the egalitarian nature of the internet were too high?’ Yair: ‘I think that the internet, in the early days, was seen almost as an anarchistic place. The idea of the bureaucracy meant […]

07 Mar 2019
More hope under a Right to be Forgotten

Google is not the sole decision makers of whether you can have information about you removed from the internet under a right to be forgotten. People should not give up so quickly with their applications to remove links from the internet

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.

15 Jan 2019
Fake news, social media and brainwash

Data collection by social media companies and the misuse of it have been making rounds in the news recently. People love social media because it serves as a platform for free speech and helps them connect with one another.

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.

31 Mar 2018
Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2018

Yair Cohen data protection lawyer will be attending the UK most important GDPR ICO conference. topics include how GDPR will affect US based companies

31 Mar 2018
Internet Law Leadership Summit

This year Yair Cohen will be presenting at the Internet Law Leadership Summit the latest developments in UK and European Internet Law, Data Protection, Privacy and Defamation law.

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.

24 Nov 2017
Right to be Forgotten

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

13 May 2017
Delete your past from the internet. Social media lawyer Yair Cohen

it’s time to start giving serious thought to erasing your online footprint. We called on internet oracle and social media solicitor Yair Cohen (internetlawcentre.co.uk) to offer his foolproof guide to going full Jason Bourne…

19 Mar 2017
Is catfishing illegal in the UK?

Catfishing happens when someone uses false identity to lure you into loving them. They pretend they are the person they believe you want them to be. Catfishing can be part of an illegal act of deception if for example the perpetrator obtain information by deception