She spoke of the press freedom that exists in the UK and the contrasted EU freedoms with those in the US:
"The UK is one of the most restrictive publication arenas, while America is the other extreme. The reason is the First Amendment. If we look at Europe, it is Article 10, and it is qualified. Big difference."Phillips explained that this ever-present threat of legal action from any corner of the globe is extremely challenging:
"We publish everywhere and the legal test is that if you are downloadable somewhere then that is akin to publishing in that country. We have been threatened with action in Pakistan and Zimbabwe. We have been sued in France, Greece, Italy – you cannot possibly know all of the laws in all of those countries. You have to take informed judgements and get external legal advice."