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Reputation & Privacy Archive - 2021 - Page 2

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Laurence Fox, Elon Musk and the threat of Twitter libel

Social media is not often a place of polite disagreement. Instead, constrained by character limits and emboldened by the onlooking crowds, the red mist descends and what began as a debate can quickly descend into something more vicious, personal and aggressive. With political and social divides seemingly more exacerbated than in any time... Read More

Transcript: Rory Lynch discusses deep fakes on The Andrew Pierce Show

Appearing on the Andrew Pierce show on Friday 2 April, Rory Lynch, a Senior Associate in the Reputation & Privacy team, discussed the rise of deep fakes, their potential for harm and what could be done to regulate them. You can listen to the full interview by clicking this link and navigating to 7:23. Andrew Pierce: What do deep... Read More

DCMS: 39% of business impacted by cyber-attacks in 2021

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021, published last week, revealed that 39% of all businesses have been impacted by a cyber-attack or breach this year. The survey, commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has been analysing the risk of cyber attacks across the UK economy since 2016. In order to reach... Read More

Transcript: Rory Lynch discusses the fallout of the Harry and Meghan interview on Wright on the Nail

As the dust began to settle following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rory Lynch, a Senior Associate in our Reputation & Privacy department was invited to join the Wright on the Nail podcast to examine the fallout. Hosted by Chris Wright, a prolific producer and founder of Chrysalis Records, the... Read More

Alex McCready discusses “explosive” Harry and Meghan interview on ITV News

Appearing on ITV News’ flagship broadcast last night, Alex McCready, Head of Reputation and Privacy at Vardags, discussed the upcoming interview between Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey. The interview, which is due to be broadcast on the US channel CBS late on Sunday, before being repeated for British audiences on Monday on... Read More

Facebook backs down from standoff with Australian government

After blocking all news websites from the feeds of Australian users last week, Facebook have now backed down, and restored news content, after announcing a deal with the Australian government. Facebook’s unprecedented decision to restrict what Australian users were able to see was the result of a proposed piece of legislation which... Read More

Are spy pixels a threat to online privacy?

The steady move from marketing in traditional media to online platforms has always been accompanied by the development of assistive technologies. From cookies to the creation of psychometric profiles for individual users, marketers and advertisers are constantly searching for ways to refine their approach based on the characteristics of those... Read More

War on the influencer: ASA rules on using filters

Over the last few weeks, the new generation of celebrity, “the influencers”, have come under increasing scrutiny. You may remember the barrage of newspaper articles criticising influencers for making unavoidable “work trips” to Dubai which of course, as any busy business professional will know, involves multiple pictures... Read More

How to remove defamatory online reviews

Key to the reputation of any business is how their service is viewed by consumers. Whilst previously conceptions could be cultivated through word of mouth or direct advertising, the rise of review sites has fundamentally altered the landscape. Now, potential consumers are able to peruse hundreds of testimonials of former customers with just... Read More

Social media at a crossroads

Like almost all social media platforms, Twitter was originally designed with a purely social purpose. By posting status updates, users could communicate, keep in touch with distant friends and share what they had been getting up to. 15 years later, the platform is almost entirely unrecognisable. With over 300 million users, spanning... Read More
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