Information Commissioner’s Office to review privacy in children’s apps – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2015 in children, computer programs, data protection, news, privacy by tracey

‘Children’s apps and websites are in the spotlight on privacy grounds again, after the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced a review of how these services collect data on their young users.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2015

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CCMS: a ‘flawed’ system that ‘actually deteriorates business processes’ – Legal Voice

Posted May 12th, 2015 in computer programs, legal aid, news, pilot schemes, reports by tracey

‘Specialist cost lawyers involved in pilots for the controversial new online legal aid processing system have called on the Ministry of Justice to make an “honest appraisal” before pushing ahead with implementation.’

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Legal Voice, 11th May 2015

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Facebook ‘tracks all visitors, breaching EU law’ – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2015 in computer programs, consent, data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Facebook tracks the web browsing of everyone who visits a page on its site even if the user does not have an account or has explicitly opted out of tracking in the EU, extensive research commissioned by the Belgian data protection agency has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2015

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The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – how it will impact suppliers of digital content – Technology Law Update

Posted April 1st, 2015 in computer programs, consumer protection, news, repairs by sally

‘In the last few days before campaigning for May’s election started, the UK Consumer Rights Act finally made it through the parliamentary process and became law. Most of the CRA will take effect in October 2015, although this date needs rubber-stamping by parliament.’

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Technology Law Update, 31st March 2015

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Why the cookies law wasn’t fully baked – and how to avoid being tracked online – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2015 in computer programs, data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘The UK uses the most tracking cookies of any EU country. How should you be protecting your privacy online?’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2015

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Career criminal jailed after being tracked down by teenager using a mobile phone app – Daily Telegraph

‘Grant Alam, 24, is starting 10-and-a-half years behind bars after he terrorising a company director and his family with iron bars and a hammer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2015

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New code to govern driverless car testing in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 12th, 2015 in codes of practice, computer programs, news, reports, road safety, road traffic by sally

”Driverless’ cars being tested on public roads in the UK will need to be fitted with data recorders, the government has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th February 2015

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The Law and Artificial Intelligence – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted January 8th, 2015 in computer programs, health, negligence, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘Clive Anderson ask how our legal system will cope in a fast-approaching world of autonomous cars, care-bots and other machines using artificial intelligence to make judgments normally made by humans.’

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BBC Unreliable Evidence, 7th January 2015

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Consumer Rights Bill: new rules on liability proposed for digital content suppliers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 12th, 2014 in bills, computer programs, consumer protection, contracts, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘Businesses that supply digital content to consumers would be able to insert contract terms that would exclude them from liability for damage caused by their content to consumers’ devices or other digital content, under proposed new consumer protection laws backed by UK law makers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th December 2014

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Child abuse database containing millions of images to launch – BBC News

‘Data taken from tens of millions of child abuse photos and videos will shortly be used as part of a new police system to aid investigations into suspected paedophiles across the UK.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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Careers for the 21st century law student – The Guardian

‘Even in a profession as traditional as law, technology is powerful enough to kill and create a range of roles.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2014

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RBS fined £56m for IT meltdown – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2014 in banking, computer programs, financial regulation, fines, news by tracey

‘Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £56m for a meltdown in its consumer systems that locked 6.5 million customers out of their bank accounts for days on end in June 2012.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2014

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Software patents – the lines of communication are no clearer – Technology Law Update

Posted November 19th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, EC law, news, patents by sally

‘Patents for computer programmes are not patentable in Europe. That seems like a simple statement. But a recent high level decision shows that it is far from simple to apply.’

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Technology Law Update, 18th November 2014

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Software Patents – Lantana v The Comptroller – NIPC Law

Posted November 18th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, intellectual property, news, patents by sally

‘Lantana Ltd. (“Lantana”) is a California company that offers communication cable services, telephone systems and services and computer and data network services mainly to customers in Southern California. One of the company’s employees invented a “method, systems, and computer program products for retrieving a file of machine readable data” for which Lantana applied for patents in the USA and around the world under the Patent Co-operation Treaty.’

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NIPC Law, 17th November 2014

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Bring Your Own Device – Managing The Risks – Littleton Chambers

‘On 6 October 2014, the Government published new guidance on BYOD (‘Bring Your Own Device’) which highlights the fact that allowing employees to use their own technology at work is not just a technical issue that needs to be grappled with by IT departments, but has wide-ranging implications for employers.’

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Littleton Chambers, 13th November 2014

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UK legalises music, film and e-book back-ups – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in artistic works, computer programs, copyright, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A law has come into effect that permits UK citizens to make copies of CDs, MP3s, DVDs, Blu-rays and e-books. Consumers are allowed to keep the duplicates on local storage or in the cloud. While it is legal to make back-ups for personal use, it remains an offence to share the data with friends or family.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2014

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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

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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

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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

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