Court ban over Pippa Middleton hacked iCloud photos – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in injunctions, interception, internet, news, photography, privacy by tracey

‘The High Court has banned publication of photographs allegedly stolen from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account.’

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BBC news, 28th September 2016

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Watchdog to compare the market for price comparison websites – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 29th, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, internet, news by tracey

‘Price comparison websites will be scrutinised by the competition watchdog as it considers how the tools benefit consumers and competition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2016

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Briggs: online court will take the ‘A’ out of ‘ADR’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 27th, 2016 in arbitration, courts, dispute resolution, internet, judges, news by sally

‘Mediation will become the cultural norm should a new online court dealing with all monetary claims up to £25,000 become reality, Lord Justice Briggs has predicted.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th September 2016

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Many online child sex crimes using Facebook and Twitter ‘not recorded by police’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, internet, news, police, reports, Scotland, sexual offences by sally

‘Sex criminals are using social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to carry out attacks against Scottish children including rape but many are not recorded by the police, according to a disturbing official report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2016

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Profession expresses concern over online courts plan – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 20th, 2016 in barristers, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, internet, Law Society, news by tracey

‘Professional bodies have reacted sceptically to the government’s plans to introduce online courts, raising concerns that defendants could be placed at a disadvantage.’

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Law society’s Gazette, 16th September 2016

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TalkTalk ruling shows ICO will back tiered approach to data breach notification, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 14th, 2016 in data protection, EC law, fines, internet, news, notification, tribunals by tracey

‘A new ruling by the information rights tribunal suggests that businesses in the UK should be prepared to make multiple notifications to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the event of a data breach under new EU data protection laws, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2016

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Hyperlinking to unauthorised images – EU court reveals all – Technology Law Update

Posted September 12th, 2016 in consent, EC law, intellectual property, internet, news, photography by sally

‘The European court has ruled that commercial hyperlinking to photographs published on a website without the copyright-holder’s consent can be illegal. This is in contrast to the situation where hyperlinks are posted that link to material freely available elsewhere on the web with the copyright-holder’s consent .’

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Technology Law Update, 9th September 2016

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Sexual offences convictions in England and Wales hit record levels in the past year – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2016 in internet, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘The number of prosecutions brought for sexual offences has risen to its highest level ever, jumping 22.5 per cent on last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2016

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Mass surveillance ruled out as BBC iPlayer loophole closes – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in BBC, enforcement, internet, licensing, news by sally

‘Mass surveillance will not be used to catch people who watch catch-up BBC content following the introduction on Thursday of new rules to close the “iPlayer loophole”.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2016

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Mother who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife online in revenge porn attack is given restraining order – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2016 in community service, harassment, internet, news, pornography, restraint orders by sally

‘A mother-of-two who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife on social media to “scorn her for finding a new partner” has been given a restraining order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2016

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TV licence iPlayer rules come into force – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2016 in BBC, internet, licensing, media, news by sally

‘All iPlayer users must now own a TV licence, regardless of whether or not they watch programmes live.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2016

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UK data privacy regulator to monitor WhatsApp’s data sharing with Facebook – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK’s data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook under a new privacy policy.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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Breck Bednar murder: Insufficient evidence in killer ‘contact’ probe – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2016 in children, evidence, internet, murder, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘Police say they cannot take further action over claims from the mother of a murder victim that she is being taunted online by the killer.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2016

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Mortgage Express V. Lambert – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted August 23rd, 2016 in debts, housing, internet, misrepresentation, mortgages, news, setting aside by sally

‘In the autumn of 2007 Laura Lambert was in desperate financial straits. She had a flat worth £120,000, but could not manage the mortgage repayments. Through the internet she made contact with S and C who duly visited her. They told her, to her surprise, that the flat was worth only £30,000 and offered to buy it from her for that sum. They told her that she would be able to continue living there indefinitely. She agreed to their proposal.’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 27th July 2016

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Airbnb – a quick buck or a catastrophic mistake? – Tanfield Chambers

Posted August 23rd, 2016 in covenants, holidays, housing, internet, landlord & tenant, leases, news by sally

‘The last few years have seen short term property letting sites such as Airbnb become the go-to way of booking holiday accommodation in Europe’s most popular cities. Millennial tourists are rejecting stuffy, expensive hotels, preferring instead the flexibility of their own apartment right in the middle of town where, in the words of Airbnb, they can “feel at home anywhere in the world”. In response, those who are lucky enough to own or occupy a city apartment have been quick to meet the demand, with new “hosts” joining the site every day. There are Airbnb kiosks on London’s high streets where tourists can book a property like they used to book a cab.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 5th August 2016

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Review finds ‘proven’ or ‘distinct’ operational case for bulk surveillance powers – OUT-LAW.com

‘There is a “proven operational case” for most of the bulk surveillance powers the UK government wishes to provide UK intelligence agencies in the proposed new Investigatory Powers Bill, the UK’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2016

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Gambling regulator looks to clamp down on unlicensed e-sports betting and gambling of ‘in-game’ items – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in class actions, gambling, internet, interpretation, licensing, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The British gambling regulator has warned online platforms that facilitate bets on e-sports or which allow gamers to gamble virtual items they have obtained when gaming that they might require a gambling licence to continue with their operations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2016

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Internet spying powers backed by review – BBC News

‘Britain’s spies should be allowed to continue harvesting large amounts of data from emails, the government’s reviewer of terror legislation said.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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Case dropped in Facebook ‘gun threat’ to Craig Mackinlay MP – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2016 in internet, malicious communications, news, prosecutions, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A man accused of posting a threatening message on an MP’s Facebook page days after the killing of politician Jo Cox has had the case against him dropped.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2016

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UK regulator clamps down on undisclosed paid-for social media advertising – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2016 in advertising, competition, internet, news by sally

‘A social media marketing company has committed to improving its online practices after a UK regulator took issue with its paid-for advertising.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2016

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