'Information Law and Practice in the Digital Revolution' - Ashley Hurst: CULS Lecture
Published May 9, 2017
48 min
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    In an environment where we now receive much of our news and media content via mobile and social media platforms, information lawyers and regulators are having to work hard to keep up. Libel trials and privacy superinjunctions are giving way to data privacy and fake news as the big legal issues of the day and English law increasingly needs to be considered alongside international law to be of practical relevance to commercial decision making, particularly for global tech players like Facebook and Google. This talk by Ashley Hurst, a media and tech litigation partner at the international firm Osborne Clarke, is a chance to gain an insight into how new digital trends are shaping our laws and regulations and how the world's leading tech companies and start ups are adapting to these changes. It will cover issues such as the GDPR and growth of data privacy, complex issues of intermediary liability, fake news, the Digital Single Market, and the general clash between innovation and freedom of expression on the one hand and reputation and privacy on the other. Ashley will also be happy to answer your questions about digital media law and becoming a digital media lawyer in today's legal market. The Cambridge University Law Society (CULS) is one of the oldest and largest student run societies in the University, the country and indeed the world. With a membership base of over a 1000, its aims are manifold and its enterprises diverse. Each year, the Law Society invites eminent speakers to address its members. The events are an exciting chance to hear from leaders in their respective fields about issues crucial to the modern legal world. In the past CULS have had the pleasure of hearing from such distinguished speakers as Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony; Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury and former President of the International Court of Justice, Dame Rosalyn Higgins. This event was kindly supported by Osborne Clarke. For more information see the CULS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/camlawsoc/
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