BILETA Response to the EC Consultation for legal entities - 'Fake news and online disinformation'

Martina Gillen, Gavin Sutter, Felipe Romero Moreno

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This is a collaborative submission from a group of academics based in the UK with expertise in Information technology law and related areas. The preparation of the response has been funded by the British and Irish Law Education Law and Technology Association.
This response has been prepared by Dr Martina Gillen, Gavin Sutter and Dr Felipe Romero-Moreno.
Dr Martina Gillen is a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England. Martina Gillen's current research focuses on Intellectual Property and IT Law and builds on a Ph.D that focused on ideas of community/customary law being developed into practical means of regulating online environments
Mr Gavin Sutter is a senior lecturer in Media Law and a member of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He established, manages and teaches on the LLB and LLM Media Law courses at Queen Mary, as well as writing in the field. His key areas of interest are in the regulation of content in both traditional and new media, with a particular emphasis on the issues of defamation, obscenity, and intermediary liability.
Dr Felipe Romero-Moreno is a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Romero-Moreno's research primarily focuses on the intersection of technology, new media and human rights such as, copyright, freedom of expression, privacy, data protection and due process.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBILETA Response to the EC Public consultation for legal entities - 'Fake news and online disinformation'
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2018


  • fake news
  • online disinformation
  • online platforms
  • news media organisations
  • civil society organisations
  • Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and “Fake News”, Disinformation and Propaganda
  • ECHR
  • ECtHR
  • CJEU


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