Freedom of Expression

Social media handed “one-hour rule” for terrorist takedowns in Europe

The European Commission is still considering whether to regulate social media platforms to ensure they promptly remove illegal content — be it terrorist propaganda, child sexual exploitation or

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making "steady progress" on removing illegal hate speech.

Europe keeps up the pressure on social media over illegal content takedowns

The European Union's executive body is continuing to pressure social media firms to get better at removing illegal content from their platforms before it has a chance to spread further online. 

UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights

Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies' bulk collection pract

UN agrees to adopt expanded resolution on online speech rights

A vote today by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has agreed to affirm an expanded resolution on online rights. Russia and China had tabled several amendments to the text but these were

Greek Bloggers to give up anonymity? Not without a fight

Back in 2004, one of the most well known members of the English House of Lords, Baroness Hale, stated that it is always difficult for the courts to make balanced judgements when more than one fundamen