Paedophile gang committed some of most ‘vile and depraved’ offences police had seen – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in children, conspiracy, gangs, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A gang of paedophiles who raped and abused babies, toddlers and children under five in attacks that were streamed over the internet have been described by police as committing some of the most “vile and depraved” offences they had ever seen.’

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The Independent, 22nd April 2015

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Teenager walks free from court after trying to order lethal toxin over internet – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in attempts, internet, news, poisoning, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A “troubled” 16-year-old boy from Greater Manchester who ordered a deadly toxin from the dark web has walked free from court after claiming he tried to buy the poison to kill himself.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2015

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News focus: law and justice pledges – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The general election manifestos are in – here’s our quick-fire summary of their headline pledges on law and justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th April 2015

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Law firms exploiting EU ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling to help individuals remove awkward newspaper articles from Google – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2015 in EC law, freedom of information, internet, law firms, media, news, public interest by sally

‘Ambulance-chasing law firms are using the European Court’s ruling on the “right to be forgotten” to drum up business, leading to a rise in the number of newspaper articles being deleted from Google search results.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2015

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Penelope Mellor given restraining order after stalking campaigner Shy Keenan – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2015 in harassment, internet, news, restraining orders by sally

‘A woman who stalked an anti-child abuse campaigner by “bombarding” her with Twitter messages has been given a restraining order for five years.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2015

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Copyright rules do not provide freedom to retransmit TV programmes online, says UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2015 in copyright, internet, news, video recordings by sally

‘UK copyright laws do not provide online content providers with freedom to retransmit TV programmes shown by UK public service broadcasters (PSBs) to fixed-line internet users who could otherwise watch the programmes on TV, the UK government has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th April 2015

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Lawyers to be offered new .law domain names – Legal Futures

Posted April 15th, 2015 in internet, legal profession, news by sally

‘Law firms, legal publishers, law societies and bar associations will be able to reserve web addresses using the new generic domain name .law for $200 (£135) a year, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 15th April 2015

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Child pornography cases double as paedophiles pursue vile profit from abuse – Daily Telegraph

‘Internet Watch Foundation report warns of increasing commercialisation of online child abuse images, with some even being traded for the digital ‘bitcoin’ currency ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2015

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Revenge porn: New offence comes into force – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 13th, 2015 in consent, internet, news, photography, pornography, prosecutions by sally

‘Sharing indecent images to embarrass former partners will carry up to two years’ imprisonment, as new law also cracks down on internet ‘trolls’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2015

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Facebook boast Tesco robber Andrew Hennells jailed – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2015 in internet, news, robbery, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘An armed robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2015,

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Abolition of paper car tax disc: Why are drivers being fined and having vehicles towed away? – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2015 in fines, internet, news, statistics, vehicle excise duty by sally

‘Thousands more new car owners are being hit with fines and having their cars clamped and towed away since major changes were made to the tax disc system.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2015

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Vidal-Hall v Google Inc (Information Commissioner intervening) – WLR Daily

Vidal-Hall v Google Inc (Information Commissioner intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 311; [2015] WLR (D) 156

‘A claim for misuse of private information should be categorised as a tort for the purposes of service of proceedings out of the jurisdiction.’

WLR Daily, 18th March 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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Google’s misuse of private browsing data entitles individuals to damages – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This case concerned the misuse of private information by an internet provider based in the United States. Google had secretly tracked private information about users’ internet browsing without their knowledge or consent, and then handed the information on to third parties (a practice known as supplying Browser-Generated Information, or ‘BGI’).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st March 2015

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Google and the DPA – RIP section 13(2) – Panopticon

Posted March 30th, 2015 in appeals, damages, data protection, freedom of information, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Well, isn’t this an exciting week (and I don’t mean Zayn leaving One Direction)? First, Evans and now Vidal-Hall. We only need Dransfield to appear before Easter and there will be a full red bus analogy. Robin opened yesterday’s analysis of Evans by remarking on the sexiness of FOIA. If there is one thing you learn quickly as an information law practitioner, it is not to engage in a sexiness battle with Robin Hopkins. But high-profile though Evans is, the judgment in Vidal-Hall will be of far wider significance to anyone having to actually work in the field, rather than simply tuning every now and then to see the Supreme Court say something constitutional against a FOIA background. Vidal-Hall might not be the immediate head-turner, but it is probably going to be the life-changer for most of us. So, while still in the ‘friend zone’ with the Court of Appeal, before it all gets serious, it is important to explain what Vidal-Hall v Google [2015] EWCA Civ 311 does.’

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Panopticon, 27th March 2015

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Google loses UK appeal court battle over ‘clandestine’ tracking – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in appeals, consumer protection, damages, data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Google has failed in its attempt in the court of appeal to prevent British consumers having the right to sue the internet firm in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2015

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Dark Justice sting paedophile John Rudd jailed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in attempts, child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A man who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl but was being tricked by a group of internet paedophile hunters has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Former solicitor is told he should be ‘grateful’ that vigilante paedophile hunter caught him – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in attempts, child abuse, fraud, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Martin Currier, 51, went to meet a 13-year-old girl he met online but was confronted by famed paedophile vigilante Stinson Hunter who reported him to police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2015

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Child sex abuse victims ‘should get online image payouts’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Child sex abuse victims should have the right to seek compensation from those found in possession of related images, say children’s charities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2015

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FCA plans to ban ‘opt-out’ sales of add-on insurance products –

Posted March 27th, 2015 in consumer protection, financial regulation, insurance, internet by sally

‘UK financial services firms will be banned from using pre-ticked boxes and other methods to sell customers additional ‘add-on’ products when they are purchasing regulated financial products under plans published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th March 2015

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