Yair Cohen Internet Expert

28 May 2022
The cases of R V Paul Britton and Phipps v Paul Britton and Origin Design

The case of Paul Britton was the first case in the UK, where an online troll was made to take responsibility for his harassing an defamatory activities twice. First in the criminal court and once convicted, in a separate civil case in the High Court.

28 May 2022
The case of Rada-Ortiz v Espinosa-Vadillo

The case of Rada-Ortiz v Espinosa-Vadillo involved two employees of the United Nation. It was the first case in the UK where an harassment injunction was grated against a former employee who harassed his former supervisor.

28 May 2022
The case of Dominated Men and Mario Rogers

The case of Dominated Men and Mario Rogers involved a porn producer who, Yair Cohen discovered, was also working as a head teacher in a primary school. He took advantage of homeless men. Legal action by Yair Cohen forced him to shut down his sadistic website.

28 May 2022
The case of DDF V YYZ

The case of DDF v YYZ, involved the first ever service of a harassment injunction through the social media platform Instagram.  

22 May 2022
The case of Lindsey Goldrick Dean V Paul Curran

The case of Lindsey Goldrick Dean V Paul Curran was the longest known harassment case in the UK. Yair Cohen traced the harasser and finally brought him to justice.

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 […]

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 […]

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

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
Internet Law and Brand Management

Executive training in internet law. London top internet law solicitors firm delivers exclusive training sessions to company executives on social media and internet law

28 Mar 2019
Freedom of Speech and Online Harassment

Why is it that people feel that they can say what they want about people on the internet that they wouldn’t necessarily say to someone’s face?. It broadly goes back to the early days of the internet, where there was a perception that the internet was outside the scope of regulations and policing. It was […]

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 […]