Lee Rigby internet troll spared jail – BBC News

‘An internet troll who claimed the murder of Lee Rigby was a conspiracy has been spared jail.’
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BBC News, 27th August 2015

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What the Ashley Madison case highlights about jurisdiction in data protection cases – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 26th, 2015 in data protection, EC law, internet, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘FOCUS: The Ashley Madison data breach case highlights the unsatisfactory lack of clarity that exists over which data protection laws apply to businesses that operate across the world.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2015

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Revenge porn: Are the police and courts taking the crime seriously? – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2015 in internet, news, police, pornography, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘Since April this year, sharing explicit images or videos without consent – known as revenge porn – has been illegal. Now, the first perpetrators are being sentenced. But does the new law go far enough? Emily Dugan speaks to victims, legal experts and campaigners to find out.’

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The Independent, 25th August 2015

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Google ordered to remove news links by UK authority – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2015 in data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the “right to be forgotten”.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2015

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Age ratings enforced for UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2015 in artistic works, children, internet, news by sally

‘Clear age ratings will be displayed on UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo, as the government seeks to protect children from inappropriate content online.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2015

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Drug promotions and endorsements on social media – the Kim Kardashian case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 17th, 2015 in advertising, internet, medicines, news by sally

‘FOCUS: The recent rebuke handed to a drugs manufacturer by a US regulator over the endorsement of its product by celebrity Kim Kardashian highlights differences in the way the direct marketing of prescription medicines is regulated in the US and UK.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2015

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Twitter ‘snooping’ requests double in UK – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2015 in internet, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, reports by sally

‘Requests for Twitter users’ personal information more than doubled in the UK in 2015, according to the company’s latest transparency report.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2015

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Consumer rights rules will not apply where personal data, not money, is exchanged for digital content – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 12th, 2015 in consumer protection, contracts, data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Businesses selling or licensing digital content will not have to honour most “rights and remedies” that consumers will have under new UK consumer protection laws where those consumers exchange access to their personal data rather than money in return for that content, a UK regulator has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2015

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An intergalactic battle over starwars.uk domain – Technology Law Update

Posted August 11th, 2015 in domain names, internet, news, trade marks by sally

‘A year after a change to UK domain names a skirmish in (web)space shows how effective Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service can be in protecting a trade mark owner’s rights.’
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Technology Law Update, 6th August 2015

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Man jailed after seeking sex with 13-year-old in sting by Dark Justice – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2015 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A disabled man who tried to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex and brought a morning-after pill with him to stop her getting pregnant has been jailed for three and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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Google, Facebook and Twitter to block ‘hash lists’ of child abuse – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2015 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news by sally

‘Web giants Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with a British charity in a bid to remove millions of indecent child images from the net.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2015

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Revenge porn laws: First person found guilty under new laws to be sentenced today – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2015 in consent, crime, internet, news, photography, pornography, video recordings by tracey

‘The first person convicted under new “revenge porn” laws is to be sentenced today.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2015

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Ofcom investigates Sky over complaints of ignored cancellation requests – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in contracts, internet, media, news, regulations, telecommunications by tracey

‘The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is investigating Sky over concerns that customers’ attempts to cancel their contracts are being ignored.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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Revenge porn: ‘We need a second law to stop porn sites escaping justice’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2015 in burden of proof, civil justice, crime, harassment, internet, news, pornography, victims by sally

‘The Government needs to introduce a second civil law to tackle revenge porn – because the current criminal law does not go far enough to help victims – according to a specialist in the field.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2015

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The Right to be Forgotten and the County Court – Panopticon

‘The right to be forgotten is beginning to generate some litigation, albeit not yet with any blaze of glory. Following on from the attempt to judicially review the ICO for refusing to try and enforce an individual’s complaint that his data rights were being breached (see here), earlier this week a claimant failed to get his right to be forgotten claim to fly before the Nottingham County Court.’

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Panopticon, 31st July 2015

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Facebook, drag artists and data protection dilemmas: ‘if you stand on our pitch, you must play by our rules’ – Panopticon

Posted July 31st, 2015 in anonymity, data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Facebook is one of the main battlegrounds between privacy and other social goods such as safety and security.’
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Panopticon, 31st July 2015

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Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid – BBC News

‘A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called “right to be forgotten”.’
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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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The Relevance of Probate in the Digital Age – New Square Chambers

Posted July 27th, 2015 in computer crime, executors, internet, money laundering, news, probate by sally

‘Imagine an estate where there is no dispute amongst the beneficiaries, whether about the validity of the deceased’s will or its terms. Imagine that there is no inheritance tax to pay by reason of the death of the deceased. The bulk of the estate is held in a bank account that is accessible online and the executor named in the will is aware of the username and password applicable to this online account. He wishes to use them to transfer the money in the account to an account in his name and then to administer it precisely according to law.’

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New Square Chambers, 29th June 2015

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Facebook, child protection and outsourced monitoring – Panopticon

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in children, data protection, internet, news, Northern Ireland, privacy by sally

‘Facebook is no stranger to complaints about the content of posts. Usually, one user complains to Facebook about what other users’ posts say about him. By making the offending posts available, Facebook is processing the complainant’s personal data, and must do so in compliance with data protection law.’
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Panopticon, 22nd Juyl 2015

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Paedophile Phillip Kirk who wrote a letter to Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised is jailed – The Independent

‘A paedophile was caught after he wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2015

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