media lab | Podcast Season: 2 - Episode: 7 / Release date: 7-3-2023

1:1 with Lorna Woods
University of Essex

Key Quotes

"Article 11 of the P2B Regulation imposes an obligation to provide an internal system for handling the complaints of business users, which seems to cover very similar terrain to that proposed by Article 17 of the EMFA."
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"I've got a question as to why the Article 17 EMFA media privilege is in fact necessary. Does it add anything? Because, I'm not clear what it specifically does."
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"Having two very similar provisions, but in slightly different wording could be confusing as to what's actually required and for whom."
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"When considering Article 17 EMFA, we need to understand what it is that it adds over and above Article 11 P2B Regulation (...). This is in the interests of both service provider and media organisation."
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"The idea of giving media complaints priority: (...) [news has] a very short shelf life, shorter than that of a lettuce."
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"‘Priority’ says that it is more important than any other complaints. What happens to the complaints of users under the DSA in other areas?"
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"You could have a situation where a snippet of little news value is being prioritised over revenge porn: that does not seem to me to be right."
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"If we keep the Article 17 EMFA media privilege (...): we should think more clearly about providing safeguards so that this procedure is not in competition for resources with other procedures for other users."
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About Our Guest

Lorna Woods | Professor in Internet Law - University of Essex
Lorna Woods is a Professor of Internet Law at the University of Essex and a member of the Human Rights Centre there. She started her career in practice at a commercial solicitors’ firm before moving to academia where she has taught and conducted research in media and telecommunications regulation, at both national and EU levels. Prof. Woods regularly gives oral evidence to Parliamentary inquiries across the technology, media and telecommunications sectors both in the UK and abroad. She also published widely in these fields, and has been country expert for the UK in respect of a number of Commission funded projects. Her current research project with Carnegie UK Trust is on reducing harm arising on social media.