Introducing the litigant in person network – Legal Voice

Posted February 21st, 2017 in civil justice, internet, legal representation, litigants in person, news by sally

‘The Litigant in Person Network is an online platform which aims to connect a wide range of people with a common goal of improving access to justice. Coordinated by the Litigant in Person Support Strategy, and supported by The Legal Education Foundation, the network is a place for interested professionals to share, discussion and collaborate across sectors on issues relating to both actual and potential Litigants in Person (LiPs).’

Full story

Legal Voice, 20th February 2017

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Comments Off on Introducing the litigant in person network – Legal Voice

Ransomware fast becoming the top cyber risk facing organisations, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 17th, 2017 in computer crime, internet, news by sally

‘Ransomware is fast becoming the biggest cyber risk facing organisations, who often feel pressured to pay criminals to give them back control over the data they have encrypted or deleted.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on Ransomware fast becoming the top cyber risk facing organisations, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

New law to stop adults sexting children not being enforced – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in children, internet, news, sexual grooming, telecommunications by sally

‘Tough new laws that make it a criminal offence for an adult to send sexually explicit messages to a child under 16 are still not being enforced almost two years after they were passed by parliament, child protection campaigners have said. ‘

Full story

The Guardian, 16th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on New law to stop adults sexting children not being enforced – The Guardian

Search engines and rights holders near deal on code to combat online copyright infringement – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2017 in computer programs, copyright, internet, news by sally

‘Search engines and creative industry representatives are close to finalising a new voluntary code of practice aimed to combating online copyright infringement, a UK peer has said’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on Search engines and rights holders near deal on code to combat online copyright infringement – OUT-LAW.com

Knowing where your data is processed in the cloud not central to exercising control over it, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘It should not be obligatory for banks in the UK to pre-agree where their data will be processed and stored when contracting with cloud service providers.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on Knowing where your data is processed in the cloud not central to exercising control over it, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Legal Ombudsman suspends publication of complaints data over accuracy concerns – Legal Futures

Posted February 13th, 2017 in case management, complaints, internet, legal ombudsman, mistake, news by sally

‘The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has pulled from its website the details of law firms and chambers that have been subject to complaints because of concerns over their accuracy, it has emerged.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 13th February 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Comments Off on Legal Ombudsman suspends publication of complaints data over accuracy concerns – Legal Futures

‘Archaic’ official secrets laws unfit for digital age – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 7th, 2017 in internet, Law Commission, news, official secrets act, reports by sally

‘Legislation drafted to stop Edwardian secret agents lurking around dockyards or purloining papers from ambassadors’ desks is still the basis of protecting official data in the Wikileaks era, according to the Law Commission. In a report commissioned by the Cabinet Office on the protection of official data, the law reform body describes the body of law protecting data as ‘irrational, dispersed and lacking in uniformity’.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 6th February 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Comments Off on ‘Archaic’ official secrets laws unfit for digital age – Law Society’s Gazette

Claims of child-on-child sexual offences soar in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Allegations of children committing sexual offences against other children have risen 78% in England and Wales in four years, prompting renewed calls for compulsory education on sexual consent and healthy relationships.’

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Claims of child-on-child sexual offences soar in England and Wales – The Guardian

AI revolution could hit access to justice for people on low incomes – Legal Futures

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) could have a knock-on impact on legal services for poorer people, such as weakening pro bono assistance by cutting the number of commercial lawyers, according to a report by Professor Roger Smith.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 2nd February 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Comments Off on AI revolution could hit access to justice for people on low incomes – Legal Futures

‘Fake news’ inquiry opened by MPs – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK parliamentary committee has opened an inquiry into so-called ‘fake news’.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 31st January 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off on ‘Fake news’ inquiry opened by MPs – OUT-LAW.com

Digital warning over tribunal reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The government should learn lessons from failed attempts to introduce new technology to improve the way employment tribunals work, the Law Society has warned.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 27th January 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Comments Off on Digital warning over tribunal reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Drunken girl gang jailed after posting sex attack of amateur footballer on Snapchat – Daily Telegraph

‘A drunken gang of girls who took Snapchat photos and videos of a “ritualised humiliation” sex attack on an amateur footballer has been jailed.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Drunken girl gang jailed after posting sex attack of amateur footballer on Snapchat – Daily Telegraph

UK fraud hits record £1.1bn as cybercrime soars – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2017 in computer crime, fraud, internet, news by sally

‘The value of fraud committed in the UK last year topped £1bn for the first time since 2011, prompting a warning about increasing cyber crime and the risk of more large-scale scams as the economy comes under pressure.’

Full story

The Guardian, 24th January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on UK fraud hits record £1.1bn as cybercrime soars – The Guardian

Paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys on Minecraft – BBC News

‘A man who groomed young boys through the online game Minecraft has been jailed for two years and eight months.’

Full story

BBC News, 20th Janaury 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys on Minecraft – BBC News

Online dating fraud victim numbers at record high – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in foreign jurisdictions, fraud, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The number of people defrauded in the UK by online dating scams reached a record high in 2016, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.’

Full story

BBC News, 23rd January 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Online dating fraud victim numbers at record high – BBC News

Liberty launches legal challenge to ‘state spying’ in snooper’s charter – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2017 in interception, internet, investigatory powers, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Human rights campaign group Liberty has launched a crowdfunded legal challenge to the “sweeping state spying powers” in the newly enacted Investigatory Powers Act, which has been dubbed the snooper’s charter.’

Full story

The Guardian, 10th January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Liberty launches legal challenge to ‘state spying’ in snooper’s charter – The Guardian

A technology top ten for 2017 – Technology Law Update

‘What should we expect in the technology space in 2017?

We take a look at current trends and focus on some of the legal opportunities and pitfalls that they present.’

Full story

Technology Law Update, 6th January 2017

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

Comments Off on A technology top ten for 2017 – Technology Law Update

A ‘Poke’ in the Eye for Claims against Facebook – Panopticon

‘The “internet has not alone changed our lives but it has also changed our vocabulary. A tablet is no longer made of stone, a bit does not help guide a horse and a cookie is more likely to affect your privacy than alleviate the pangs of hunger between meals!” A lengthy Christmas cracker joke? No, the observations – in excellent ‘Dad-joke’ style – of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd & McCloskey (MOR10142) (Morgan LCJ, Gillen & Weatherup LJJ) at [54].’

Full story

Panopticon, 6th January 2017

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Comments Off on A ‘Poke’ in the Eye for Claims against Facebook – Panopticon

Man who admitted downloading baby rape video is spared jail – The Independent

‘Judge says public will be safer if Daniel Taylor attends treatment programme.’

Full story

The Independent, 5th January 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on Man who admitted downloading baby rape video is spared jail – The Independent

Ticket resale websites run risk of fines after CMA launches inquiry – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, inquiries, internet, news by sally

‘Ticket resale websites and the touts who use them could be fined after the competition watchdog launched an investigation into how the best seats are harvested and then sold on at huge mark-ups before fans can buy them at face value.’

Full story

The Guardian, 19th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Ticket resale websites run risk of fines after CMA launches inquiry – The Guardian