Restrictions on access to internet connection records agreed by UK peers – OUT-LAW.com

‘New UK surveillance laws will restrict access to people’s internet connection records (ICRs) further than was originally proposed after amendments to the Investigatory Powers Bill were approved in the UK parliament.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 20th July 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on Restrictions on access to internet connection records agreed by UK peers – OUT-LAW.com

MPs reject bill to change Britain’s voting system to proportional representation – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2016 in bills, constitutional reform, elections, news, parliament by tracey

‘MPs have rejected a bill that would have changed Britain’s voting system to a form of proportional representation.’

Full story

The Independent, 20th July 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on MPs reject bill to change Britain’s voting system to proportional representation – The Independent

Investigatory Powers Bill: Theresa May-led legislation could be killed by ruling from European Court, privacy campaigners claim – The Independent

‘A European Court of Justice ruling could deal a “serious blow” to Theresa May’s most prized piece of legislation, campaigners have said.’

Full story

The Independent, 19th July 2016

Source; www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on Investigatory Powers Bill: Theresa May-led legislation could be killed by ruling from European Court, privacy campaigners claim – The Independent

Tasers have no place in mental health care – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2016 in bills, firearms, human rights, mental health, news by sally

‘For more than 10 years, Tasers have been used against patents in locked psychiatric settings, without monitoring or investigation. This practice must end.’

Full story

The Guardian, 18th July 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Tasers have no place in mental health care – The Guardian

Stephen Laws: Article 50 and the political constitution – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted July 18th, 2016 in bills, constitutional law, news, parliament, referendums, treaties by sally

‘The only relevant question now left for the UK about the Art 50 notification is what needs to be done before it is given. It is politically inevitable that the referendum result will be accepted and the notification given, perhaps in January next year.’

Full story

UK Constitutional Law Association, 18th July 2016

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

Comments Off on Stephen Laws: Article 50 and the political constitution – UK Constitutional Law Association

Snooper’s charter could endanger journalists and sources, peers warn – The Guardian

‘Peers have issued a serious warning that the government’s proposed “snooper’s charter” law could endanger journalists and their sources.’

Full story

The Guardian, 12th July 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Snooper’s charter could endanger journalists and sources, peers warn – The Guardian

MPs introduce Bill to return ‘Elgin Marbles’ to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2016 in artistic works, bills, Greece, news by sally

‘A cross-party group of MPs has launched a fresh bid to return the so-called Elgin Marbles to Greece on the 200th anniversary of the British Government’s decision to buy them — a move that campaigners said could help the UK secure a better deal during the Brexit talks with the EU.’

Full story

The Independent, 10th July 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on MPs introduce Bill to return ‘Elgin Marbles’ to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them – The Independent

Baby ashes scandal prompts new crematoria laws – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2016 in bereavement, bills, burials and cremation, children, families, inquiries, news by sally

‘New crematoria rules are being drafted after families were denied their baby’s ashes, the government has said.’

Full story

BBC News, 7th July 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Baby ashes scandal prompts new crematoria laws – BBC News

Porn sites will need age verification from 2017, Government announces – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, pornography, privacy by sally

‘The Government has unveiled plans for age verification on porn websites in its new Digital Economy Bill, set to come into force in 2017.’

Full story

The Independent, 7th July 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on Porn sites will need age verification from 2017, Government announces – The Independent

New Digital Economy Bill laid before the UK parliament – OUT-LAW.com

‘Plans for establishing a universal service obligation (USO) on broadband, governing the installation and maintenance of telecoms infrastructure, facilitating public sector data sharing and regulating direct marketing activities have been published before the UK parliament.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 6th July 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on New Digital Economy Bill laid before the UK parliament – OUT-LAW.com

What now for human rights in the UK post-Brexit? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 5th, 2016 in bills, constitutional reform, courts, EC law, human rights, news, treaties by sally

‘Theresa May, expected to shortly emerge as the “stop Boris” prime ministerial candidate in this post-referendum world, kept her head down during the Brexit campaign apart from one notable intervention.’

Full story

Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th July 2016

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Comments Off on What now for human rights in the UK post-Brexit? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Licensing Act to remain “fundamental pillar” of regulation: Home Office – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 1st, 2016 in bills, licensing, news by tracey

‘The Licensing Act 2003 is to remain “a fundamental pillar in both national and local regulatory frameworks”, a Home Office paper for a House of Lords committee has stated.’

Full story

Local Government Lawyer, 1st July 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Comments Off on Licensing Act to remain “fundamental pillar” of regulation: Home Office – Local Government Lawyer

Lords sound legal privilege alarm over snooping bill – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 30th, 2016 in bills, electronic mail, investigatory powers, news, parliament, privilege by tracey

‘Distinguished legal figures on the red benches lined up to condemn threats to professional privilege posed by the government’s investigatory powers bill as it passed its second reading in the House of Lords this week.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 29th June 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Comments Off on Lords sound legal privilege alarm over snooping bill – Law Society’s Gazette

Threatening IP infringers – what you can (and can’t) say – Technology Law Update

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in bills, enforcement, intellectual property, Law Commission, news by sally

‘The UK’s unjustified threats legislation is intended to prevent IP rights-holders from abusive behaviour – threatening to sue a competitor’s customers, for example, to persuade them to take their business elsewhere. While there is still a place for these rules, they have become outdated and inconsistent between the various forms of IP. The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill aims to tidy up and modernise the threats rules.’

Full story

Technology Law Update, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Comments Off on Threatening IP infringers – what you can (and can’t) say – Technology Law Update

Doctors could be prosecuted for gender-based abortion following British lawyers appeal to European Court of Human Rights – Daily Telegraph

‘Doctors who aborted foetuses based on their gender could finally be successfully prosecuted after British lawyers launched an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights calling for a reform of abortion law.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th June

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Doctors could be prosecuted for gender-based abortion following British lawyers appeal to European Court of Human Rights – Daily Telegraph

‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

Full story

The Guardian, 11th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on ‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

Victims of forced marriage to receive lifelong anonymity – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2016 in anonymity, bills, forced marriages, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of forced marriages in England and Wales are to be given anonymity for life under amendments to the policing and crime bill.’

Full story

The Guardian, 7th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Victims of forced marriage to receive lifelong anonymity – The Guardian

Independent review of the operational case for bulk powers: terms of reference – Home Office

Posted June 7th, 2016 in bills, intelligence services, investigatory powers, news by tracey

‘Terms of reference for an independent review of the operational case for bulk powers.’

Full text

Home Office, 7th June 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Comments Off on Independent review of the operational case for bulk powers: terms of reference – Home Office

Government announces new laws to protect children following investigation by The Independent into illegal schools – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2016 in bills, children, education, news, school children by sally

‘An investigation by The Independent revealed thousands of children have disappeared from the education system to be taught at illegal schools where they are at risk of abuse.’

Full story

The Independent, 4th June 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on Government announces new laws to protect children following investigation by The Independent into illegal schools – The Independent

Would mandatory reporting help stop child abuse? – The Guardian

‘The proposal to introduce mandatory reporting in the victims of crime bill has divided opinion – an objective discussion is needed.’

Full story

The Guardian, 6th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Would mandatory reporting help stop child abuse? – The Guardian