Implications of Publishing Legal Information in a Small Island State: Privacy v Open Justice

    •   Track 3
    • Presentation speakers
      • James Lambert, Director of Services, Jersey Court Service
      • Sue du Feu, Programme Director, Jersey Legal Information Board (JLIB)

    Video (starts at 6:10)

    The power of modern Internet search engines means that anything published on-line, anywhere in the world, can be at our fingertips in a fraction of a second, having serious implications for a small island jurisdiction wishing to make its case law available on-line. The Jersey website is funded partly by government and partly by subscription, causing the website to be split into areas to cater for different audiences and to allow, as far as possible, free access to all the laws and case law. Government funding (provided because government sees the website as important for the economy) has shaped the choice of content and been instrumental in guaranteeing the website’s sustainability.

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