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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Sacha Baron Cohen claims first win in Roy Moore libel claim; News Corp, owner of Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph, is to appeal Geoffrey Rush libel award; and California moves a step closer towards privacy legislation akin to the GDPR.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, actor Geoffrey Rush gives evidence in his Australian defamation case; MP Nick Brown’s libel claim against publisher Faber and Faber settles; and the Court of Appeal confirms Morrisons is liable for a data breach committed by a rogue employee.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, George Clooney threatens legal action over photographs of his and Amal’s twins, Ella and Alexander; the Government outlines plans for a new data protection bill, implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and importantly providing for certain exemptions for journalistic purposes; and the Irish media regulator rejects complaints after a member of The Rubberbandits comedy hip-hop duo referred to the Catholic Eucharist as ‘haunted bread’.