Libel in the internet age

The UK libel law has long provided a crutch for reputation managers, providing them with a nuclear button for thorny situations. However activists are now looking to seek a damages cap, partly because publishing on the web is so different to publishing offline and they consider the law not to represent a modern and democratic society. Pinsent Masons have done a great analysis here. Such changes would further enhance the arguments for CSR and make the jobs of corporate communications and issues management specialists much harder.

Archived from blog posts I wrote for PR Week