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MLA Submission on ZXC

The MLA applied for permission to intervene in the case of Bloomberg LP (Appellant) v ZXC (Respondent) (CASE NO UKSC 2020/0122) which is due to be heard before the Supreme Court on 30th November 2021. The outcome of this misuse of private information appeal will undoubtedly have significant implications for freedom of expression and the media’s rights under Article 10 of the ECHR. Unfortunately permission to intervene was not granted, however the attached document contains the submissions that the MLA wished to make on behalf of its members.


Previous Submissions

MLA’s Response to the Home Office’s Consultation: Legislation to Counter State Threats (Hostile State Activity)

The MLA have submitted a response to the Home Office’s Consultation on legislation to counter state threats which contains proposals for reforming the Official Secrets Act, potentially giving less protection to whistle blowers and the media.

The consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/legislation-to-counter-state-threats

Combatting Online Harassment and Abuse: A Legal Guide for Journalists in England and Wales

This guide draws upon the experience of Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC having advised and assisted journalists dealing with online harassment and fearing for their safety.

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