Food blogger Jack Monroe has won their libel action against Katie Hopkins in respect of two tweets libelling Monroe posted to Twitter on 18 May 2015. The columnist and controversialist has been ordered to pay £24,000 in libel damages plus £107,000 costs on account and further costs to be alleged On top of those sums, Hopkins will, of course, also have to pay her own lawyers. It is unlikely she will emerge with much change from half a million pounds.
Weary, Stale, Flat, Unprofitable - and in breach of the Data Protection Act
Samaritans Radar: this misguided attempt to crowd-source support to the vulnerable on Twitter risking plunging one of the world’s most respected charities into a data protection nightmare. What can Twitter users alarmed by the new app do to protect themselves, apart from leaving Twitter altogether?