Media Types Radio interviews

05 Feb 2021
Calling for more online harassers to be prosecuted

Yair Cohen explains how he brings private prosecution cases against internet trolls Speaking to BBC Scotland’s Kate Adams, solicitor Yair Cohen explains the reasons for the rise in cases of internet trolling in the UK and how him and his law firm are able to assist victims of internet trolling and harassment

28 Feb 2020
Online harassment laws need to change to help victims of online harassment get their lives back

It is time we have reconsidered our approach to online harassment and so-called right to anonymity on the internet. There is a very simple way to get rid of online trolls, a phenomena that comes as a standard package, together with your brand new PC, iPhone, tablet and your internet connection. Online harassment can be […]

27 Feb 2020
Former Rangers and Hearts star’s daughter reveals her teenage bullying hell in a BBC interview together with Yair Cohen

Iain Ferguson’s daughter Kelsey has called for victims of online abuse to speak out following the death of Caroline Flack. Solicitor Yair Cohen explains how we can get rid of online bullying forevermore! The solution to online trolling is much more simple than most people think. Read more about how to stop online trolling  

26 Feb 2020
Identifying online trolls could be a simple process

In a radio interview on BBC Scotland, Yair talks with Kelsey Ferguson, who herself has talked recently about the bullying she suffered. Yair states: ‘Do we accept as a society that free speech will be misused or abused in such a way or do we want to make it easier to unravel the identity of […]

28 Aug 2019
Social media platforms to be accountable for amplifying hate speech

Social media platforms to be accountable for amplifying hate speech from Yair Cohen Solicitor on Vimeo.

10 Jul 2019
Instagram’s New Anti-Bullying Features

Instagram’s new anti-bullying features are welcome news but I don’t think Instagram or Facebook are doing this necessarily because they want to protect their users (or maybe they do), but that they have been warned that there are going to be government regulations introduced unless they take a drastic approach to be seen that they are […]

05 Jul 2019
Lawyer Simone Burns is dead after a video of her being drunk on a plane went viral making her the target of sustained internet trolling and abuse

The question for us as a society is how many times do we want to punish someone who has committed a minor criminal offence or who perhaps was a bit silly and did something which is completely out of character? Perhaps they had decided to appear on a live or a reality TV show and […]

18 Jun 2019
The Antitrust Probe – What the US Government is hoping to achieve.

There is a fear that social media companies, by having too much power, will end up becoming over influential over people democratic choices. The US government has lodged an investigation to find out whether social media law firms, in fact, act as a dangerous monopoly. Yair Cohen, UK social media lawyer, explains why the government […]

07 May 2019
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22 Feb 2019
Why your child might not be safe using YouTube

Google would like us all to believe that the use of YouTube by paedophiles is an unfortunate event which it has no control over and which it did not cause. The truth, however, very different. Yair Cohen in a live radio interview  Why your child might not be safe using YouTube

18 Feb 2019
01 May 2018
The fallout from the sale of data by Twitter to Cambridge Analitica

Twitter has been caught out selling access to its users’ data to Cambridge Analitica, which in turn is alleged to have used data obtained from social media companies to manipulate the hearts and minds of innocent social media users. Last month, during the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference,  ICO boss, Elizabeth Denham disclosed that the UK data protection […]

05 Mar 2018
Yair Cohen on The Legal Hour LBC – 28/02/2018

Yair Cohen, answers listeners questions about a right to be forgotten. Yair has joined presenter Clive Bull on LBC radio for a special internet and cyber-law legal hour.

27 Feb 2018
Why do we care so much about government snooping but are happy to be spied on by social media?

Social media companies know about our personal business far more than the government. So why is it that we object so much to security based spying whilst we are happy to accept  social media surveillance.

27 Feb 2018
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 is speaking to LBC Julia Hartley-Brewer with practical advice to help victims of breach of privacy get images removed from the internet.

27 Feb 2018
What are the legal responsibilities of social media websites towards their users?

What responsibilities do social media websites have towards their users? Should social media sites be better regulated or can they be trusted to self police the internet? Yair Cohen speaking to LBC.

27 Feb 2018
TalkTalk breach of data. Can you leave TalkTalk without paying termination charges?

What rights do customers of TalkTalk have following TalkTalk breach of data. I analysed the TalkTalk contract on behalf of BBC4 PM programme.

27 Feb 2018
Net neutrality fast lane slow lane. What does it all mean

What does net neutrality mean and why do we hear about it so often now. In this radio interview, solicitor Yair Cohen explains what net neutrality is and why people are so worried about the increase in the power of social media companies  over the minds of individual using the internet.

27 Feb 2018
Can employers monitor employees emails?

Employers can, under some circumstances, claim that they are in fact duty bound to spy on employees’ computers and communication. Listen to my interview with DownTownRadio.

27 Feb 2018
What are the legal risks for parents who post images of their children on social media

As parents do we need to think twice before we post images of our children on Facebook? I think so, but there are opinions to the contrary. Listen to my conversation with Shelagh Fogarty on LBC Radio 97.3 FM.

27 Feb 2018
How solicitors privileged communications were spied on by security services

The government collects bulk personal datasets which including legally privileged communication, most of which relate to people who present no particular interest to the intelligence services. The information is being secretly supplied by ISPs and email account providers who supply in on a voluntary basis and without any legal scrutiny. Do you care?

27 Feb 2018
Amazon fake reviews legal advice

Amazon users who post or  commission agents to post fake reviews are now more likely to face legal action Amazon as the company has so far this year issued more than 1000 law suites against both users and vendors for posting fake or manipulated online reviews.  Amazon specialist lawyer Yair Cohen discusses the latest developments […]

27 Feb 2018
Lawsuit against Facebook by victims of terror

Lawsuit against Facebook. Radio interview with Yair Cohen. 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. Listen in to legal analysis by Yair Cohen

27 Feb 2018
How online profiling of terror suspects works and why is Yahoo co-operating

Is Yahoo scanning of its user’s email a classic case of anti-terror profiling? How legitimate it is for Yahoo to adhere to requests by the security agencies to scan its user’s emails for “suspicious” keywords whilst all the other major email service providers say they would have refused similar request? Listen in to my radio […]

27 Feb 2018
Should online abuse be treated as seriously as face to face abuse

CPS as issued a new guidance as to how the police and the prosecution service should treat online abuse. As online abuse of celebrity, MPs and regular people reach nearly an epidemic level, the common misconception that free speech and online anonymity are one and the same must be challenged. In this BBC Radio 4 […]