Comparative Privacy and Defamation
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Comparative Privacy and Defamation

Edited by András Koltay and Paul Wragg

Providing comparative analysis that examines both Western and non-Western legal systems, this wide-ranging Handbook expands and enriches the existing privacy and defamation law literature and addresses the fundamental issues facing today’s scholars and practitioners. Comparative Privacy and Defamation provides insightful commentary on issues of theory and doctrine, including the challenges of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the impact of new technologies on the law.
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Chapter 15: Defamation: a half-century of changes (more or less)

Russell L. Weaver

Abstract

Defamation standards have evolved significantly since the 1960s, often by judicial decision. This article examines the changes in the US, the UK and Australia, analysing how those changing standards have affected reporting on matters of public interest.

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