ICO needs to rethink how to tackle mobile apps privacy failings, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK’s data protection authority needs to rethink its strategy for combatting failings in mobile apps privacy, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2014

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Innes v Information Commissioner and another – WLR Daily

Innes v Information Commissioner and another [2014] EWCA 1086; [2014] WLR (D) 358

‘Under section 11(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 a claimant requesting information under section 1(1) of the 2000 Act was entitled to stipulate what software format should be used when the information sought was provided to him.’

WLR Daily, 31st July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Transforming the criminal justice system: strategy and action plan – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 16th, 2014 in computer programs, criminal justice, delay, reports, victims, witnesses by tracey

‘The “Criminal justice system 2014 to 2015: strategy and action plan” is an update on the version published last year.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Probation service in chaos as systems wipe offenders’ data – The Independent

‘Britain’s probation service is in chaos after a series of crippling computer failures over the past three weeks, with thousands of offenders’ case files lost, frozen or wiped.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Lord Chief Justice speech: IT for the Courts – Creating a digital future – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘The Right Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales speech at the Society for Computers and Law Annual Lecture.’

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 29th May 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Researchers given ‘data mining’ right under new UK copyright laws – OUT-LAW.com

‘Copying content from online journals or other texts for the purposes of non-commercial research is no longer an infringement of UK copyright laws providing copiers have lawful access to that content and they, generally, make “a sufficient acknowledgement” of the original work.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2014

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LCJ: “Once in a lifetime” chance to build proper court IT system – Litigation Futures

Posted May 21st, 2014 in budgets, computer programs, courts, internet, judiciary, news by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice has said the country has a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to build a proper court IT system, and failing to make a success of it would be a “disaster”. In a strongly-worded speech highly critical of previous court IT failures, Lord Thomas said that if the Courts Service and the judiciary squandered the £300-£400m promised by the Treasury, it would “not be forgotten” and “we would not be given that money again”.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st May 2014

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Gambling regulator to issue guidance on ‘gambling software’ after imposing new licensing conditions on its supply – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 7th, 2014 in codes of practice, computer programs, gambling, licensing, news by sally

‘Remote gambling operators in Great Britain (GB) will be forced to ensure that they source their gambling software from a GB licensed provider to remain compliant with a new licensing regime being brought into force.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th May 2014

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No implied copyright licence following takeover, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, copyright, documents, forgery, licensing, news by tracey

‘A businessman who forged a document and lied about its authenticity has won a legal battle against a major financial institution over copyright.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th April 2014

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ICO urges app developers to respect users’ privacy – RPC Privacy Law

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance aimed at helping mobile app developers comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and ensure that the privacy of app users is protected.’

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RPC Privacy Law, 11th April 2014

Source: www.rpc.co.uk

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Information held in electronic databases not property which can be possessed, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 20th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, data protection, news, publishing by tracey

‘Information stored electronically does not constitute property which someone can exercise possession of, judges in the UK have ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2014

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Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 18th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, data protection, fees, law reports, publishing by tracey

Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd: [2014] EWCA Civ 281;   [2014] WLR (D)  131

‘The exercise of a common law lien was not available over an electronic database as the electronic database was not property susceptible of possession which was capable of being subject to larceny or conversion or being taken in execution.’

WLR Daily, 14th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Vidal-Hall v Google – cookies can cause distress – Technology Law Update

‘A recent decision in the English High Court about internet cookie use has been making waves.’

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Technology Law Update, 5th February 2014

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

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Two-month deadline over in-app charges – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2014 in computer programs, consumer protection, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Creators of mobile apps that promote in-app purchases are being given two months to comply with Office of Fair Trading guidelines’

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BBC News, 30th January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Man jailed for refusing to give police USB stick password – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in computer programs, encryption, fraud, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for refusing to give police the password to a memory stick that they could not crack. Syed Hussain, 22, from Luton, was convicted of failing to provide police with the password to the stick seized in a counter-terrorism operation.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The Shortcomings of Computer-Generated Exhibits – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted December 9th, 2013 in computer programs, evidence, juries, news by sally

‘Guidelines should be given on the use of computer-generated exhibits, Dr Gareth Norris writes.’

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly,

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

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Rivals can create copycat software through testing developers’ software and interpreting their user manuals, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 25th, 2013 in appeals, computer programs, copyright, news by tracey

‘Businesses can replicate the way a rivals’ computer program operates by interpreting how it functions from reading user manuals or other accompanying documents their rivals produce without infringing copyright, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd November 2013

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In-game app fees face OFT consumer protection crackdown – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2013 in children, codes of practice, computer programs, consumer protection, news by sally

“A UK watchdog is threatening action against video game app-makers it finds in breach of consumer protection laws.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2013

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NSA and GCHQ unlock privacy and security on the internet – The Guardian

“US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Separate extensions to software licensing deal transferred in liquidation deemed valid and invalid by High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 20th, 2013 in computer programs, contracts, insolvency, licensing, news, time limits by tracey

“A software licensing arrangement transferred as a result of a voluntary liquidation continued to apply for six months beyond the end of the initial contract period but an additional longer extension to that contract could not be implied, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th August 2013

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