The Defamation Bill reaches Parliament: New intermediary immunity provisions and other changes
Following the Queen’s Speech, the muchanticipated Defamation Bill was presented to Parliament on 10 May 2012. This comes after a fourteen-month consultation period in which the Government invited comments on its March 2011 Draft Defamation Bill from interested parties, as well as a review of the draft Bill by a Parliamentary Joint Committee.
The Bill will now be the subject of debate in both Houses of Parliament. The debate is scheduled to begin on 12 June 2012 with the second reading of the Bill in the House of Commons.
The Bill sets out a new proposed regime in which an intermediary may be immune from liability for third party content. Given the growth of social media, this is potentially one of the most difficult and important areas of libel reform…
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