According to Advocate General Szpunar, Facebook can be ordered to seek and identify all comments identical to a defamatory comment that has been found to be illegal, and equivalent comments in so far as the latter originate from the same user. In the present case, the EU law relied on does not regulate the question whether Facebook can be ordered to delete the comments at issue worldwide.
Published 5 June 2019
Facebook has lost an appeal against the decision to refer a complaint about EU-US data transfer to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling.
Published 4 June 2019
Ciaran O'Shiel, associate in IP, media and data disputes at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the consequences of a recent judgment of the UK Supreme Court.
Published 21 May 2019
Proposals backed by a senior European politician to ban anonymity on social media could have an adverse impact on people living under repressive regimes, media lawyers in Ireland have warned.
Published 20 May 2019
The UK Government has proposed the creation of an independent regulator as part of a series of measures to ensure social media companies and tech firms keep their users safe, including possible liability for individual members of senior management.
Published 8 April 2019
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has assisted a children's charity to develop proposals for the statutory regulation of social media companies.
Published 13 February 2019
A dissident republican political party has launched legal action against social media giant Facebook over allegations of "censorship".
Published 31 January 2019