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Progression of the Digital Services Act (the “DSA”) and Key Dates

European Union, Ireland - November 3 2022 The Digital Services Act (“DSA”) was formally signed into law on 19 October 2022 and will be directly applicable in the EU from 16 November 2022. This…

Bébhinn Bollard, Audrey Byrne, Adam Finlay, Lara Finnegan

When investigating serious crime, is law enforcement entitled to access material which will or may identify journalistic sources?

Ireland - April 26 2022 The Court of Appeal has outlined the parameters of journalistic privilege and set down a firm marker for An Garda Síochána when applying for search…

Karyn Harty

Irish Court Gives Guidance on Damages for Defamation

Ireland - March 23 2022 The Supreme Court has recently laid down welcome guidance on the appropriate range of damages for different levels of defamation; on the central role…

Audrey Byrne, Karyn Harty

Blurred Lines in Publishing Law Creating a New ‘Risk Landscape’

Ireland, USA - September 28 2021 When I began practising media law 15 years ago, a typical day involved reviewing draft articles for newspapers, liaising with publishers to ensure…

Defamation: Is a Significant Shift in the Criteria for Determining Jurisdiction at EU level on the Way?

European Union, Ireland - September 22 2021 The European Court of Justice (CJEU) is looking again at the question of jurisdiction in respect of defamatory online content. An opinion on a…

Audrey Byrne, Karyn Harty