IPSO issues guidance on using material taken from social media

On 4 July 2017 the Independent Press Standards Organisation (the “IPSO“) published guidance for editors and journalists seeking advice on how the Editors’ Code of Practice applies to the use of material taken from social media to support or illustrate a particular story (the “Guidance“).

The Editors’ Code of Practice sets the framework for the highest professional standards for journalists and the IPSO’s role is to uphold the Editor’s Code of Practice. The Guidance does not replace the Code of Practice – it provides a framework of key questions for editors and journalists to consider when comply with the Code of Practice. Continue reading

GDPR Compliance: Just under a year to “get your house in order”

The European Commission published its first draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) in January 2012, which set out a comprehensive reform of the current existing EU regime. The reform was designed to give citizens more control and protection over their personal data. In April 2016, the final text of the GDPR was formally approved.

The GDPR then entered into force on 25 May 2016 with a two year implementation period before it comes into effect. This period gives organisations until 25 May 2018 to prepare for the new rules to apply. Continue reading