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19 June 2023

Narrower SLAPPs Crackdown Prompts Functionality Queries – Hanna Basha comments for Law 360

The government announced on Wednesday that it would expand the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill to include anti-SLAPPs legislation (strategic lawsuits against public participation). Hanna Basha Рleading privacy and defamation partner at PHB Рrecently spoke with Law 360 to shed light on this issue.

The new legislation seeks to allow early disposal of claims which are intended to unethically restrain the right to free speech in the realm of tackling economic crime.  Whether this goes too far or not far enough has opened a debate between free speech campaigners and those keen to protect reputations and accurate reporting.

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