Conference

5RB Media and Entertainment Law

5rb_conference

PROGRAMME

Date: Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Venue: IET Savoy Place, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

 

8.30 – 9.20 Haslett, Registration

9.25 – 9.30 Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Welcome and introduction

9.30 – 10.00 Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Keynote Speech

10.00 – 10.50 Kelvin Lecture Theatre,

current defamation issues

10.50 – 11.40 Flowers and Lovelace, Mid-morning break

11.40 – 12.10 Kelvin Lecture Theatre,

current privacy issues.

12.10 – 13.00 Kelvin Lecture Theatre,

GDPR/DPA

13,00 – 14.30 Riverside Room, Lunch

14.30 – 15.45 location depends upon selected session. Workshops will take place in Haslett, Flowers, Lovelace & Marconi, Workshop session 1

15.45 – 16.15, Mid-afternoon break

16.15 – 17.30 location depends upon selected session. Workshops will take place in Haslett, Flowers, Lovelace & Marconi, Workshop session 2

17.30 – 18.00 Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Final QA and closing remarks

18.00 + Champagne Reception

 

Workshop sessions

Please choose ONE workshop for each afternoon session.

A) How to Cope with a Data Breach

  • Who to tell and when? (clients, customers, public)
  • Whether to report or not? (ICO, FCA etc)
  • Whether to seek an injunction to try to stop the dissemination of the data.

Assistance from a solicitor and PR

B) How to run a journalistic investigation

  • Using stolen or illicitly obtained materials (Appleby v BBC; Paradise Papers)
  • Entering homes and business premises; covert filming and photography (Ali v Channel 5; CPWTIA)
  • Assessing what is in the public interest at the disclosure and publication stage in privacy, defamation and under the GDPR
  • Publishing in various jurisdictions

C) Serious Financial Loss (s1(2), Defamation Act 2013)

  • What evidence is required
  • What to plead
  • How to prove

 D) One-sided publication litigation

  • How to conduct fair litigation against a self-represented party
  • Injunctions against Persons Unknown – the latest law on notice, service and keeping 3rd parties informed
  • Dealing with vexatious complainants

E) Reporting Restrictions and Contempt Update

F) Social Media Update

  • Take down procedures here and overseas
  • Claims against social media companies
  • ‘right to be forgotten’ decisions – NT1 & 2 v Google

G) The Impact of the GDPR on journalism

 

The programme is subject to change and we reserve the right to amend the workshops on offer.