Dec 202011
 
 December 20, 2011  Breaches, Court, Non-U.S.

Andrew Murray writes:

I mentioned on Twitter last week that I was involved in a potentially ground breaking court case but that I couldn’t say any more. Well the judgement came out this morning. The case is AMP v Person’s Unknown [2011] EWHC 3454 (TCC) and the impact it may have is far reaching in terms of an alternative to orders being sought against essentially unregulatable (for the UK courts) offline platforms such as Twitter or Facebook (see entries passim on CTB v Twitter such as this one or my evidence to the Select Committee on Privacy and Injunctions.

Read about the case and some creative lawyering on The IT Lawyer. If you’re wondering how you can stop the flow of files on a torrent site, you’ll want to read the approach as it was successful in getting court approval. Whether it will actually work to stem the flow and dissemination of problematic information is remains to be seen.

h/t @MsLods

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