Can offensive use of social media justify a decision to dismiss? – Technology Law Update

Posted December 18th, 2014 in appeals, dismissal, employment, employment tribunals, internet, news by sally

‘Does use by an employee of a personal Twitter account in a way that is “intimidating, racist and anti disability” and “offensive to other groups of people including dentists, caravan drivers, golfers, the A&E department, Newcastle supporters, the police and disabled people” justify a decision to fire?’

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Technology Law Update, 18th December 2014

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Judge condemns laws that leave him powerless to give dangerous paedophile tough sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Andrew Woolman says laws mean he has to give sex offender Jason Leonard a “completely academic” sentence after he breached his licence conditions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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Extensions of Time to File Notices of Appeal and Relief from Sanctions: R (on the application of DINJAN HYSAJ) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: Fathollahipour v Aliabadibenisi: May v Robsinson – Zenith PI Blog

‘CPR r.3.9 rears its growling head again…but a more robust approach, nevertheless, should not be taken as encouragement to refuse reasonable extensions of time or to seek tactical advantage in every minor default.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th December 2014

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Policing cuts put public safety at risk, warns Met chief – Daily Telegraph

‘The head of the Metropolitan Police has warned that large cuts to police budgets and other services will put public safety at risk.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2014

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Mother jailed for promoting terrorism on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2014 in internet, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘An “extremist” mother-of-six who took pictures of her toddler son holding a toy gun and daydreamed about sending his eight-year-old brother to fight jihad when he grows up has been jailed for five years and three months for promoting terrorism on social media.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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‘Dark web’: GCHQ and National Crime Agency join forces in hunt for child abuse – The Guardian

‘David Cameron will place Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency and the National Crime Agency (NCA) at the centre of a fight to eliminate “digital hiding places for child abusers”.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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Google in court again over ‘right to be above British law’ on alleged secret monitoring – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2014 in advertising, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A battle by Google to establish that it is above British law resumed today in a landmark trial that will decide whether or not it can be held accountable by its users in this country.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2014

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Above and below the waterline: IPT finds that Prism and Tempora are lawful – Panopticon

‘The now famous revelations by US whistleblower Edward Snowden focused on US government programmes under which vast amounts of data about individuals’ internet usage and communications were said to have been gathered. The allegations extended beyond the US: the UK government and security agencies, for example, were also said to be involved in such activity.’

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Panopticon, 5th December 2014

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UK mass surveillance laws do not breach human rights, tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘Britain’s legal regime governing mass surveillance of the internet by intelligence agencies does not violate human rights, a tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2014

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Two Britons jailed for 13 years for joining jihadi group in Syria – The Guardian

‘Two British men who travelled to Syria to join an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group have been jailed for nearly 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2014

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Advertising regulator warns firms over ‘unclear’ commercial content in video blogs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in advertising, internet, news by sally

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has told companies that they must be “up front and clear” with audiences when products are promoted online, such as in video blogs (vlogs).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st December 2014

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IBC Legal Conferences’ 8th Annual Social Media Law Conference – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 1st, 2014 in contempt of court, freedom of expression, internet, pornography, speeches by tracey

‘IBC Legal Conferences’ 8th Annual Social Media Law Conference – Attorney General’s sppech.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th November 2014

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Google to remove businessman’s online abuse from search results after High Court settlement – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2014 in harassment, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A former Morgan Stanley banker has reached an agreement with Google that will see pages of online abuse removed from the search results for his name.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2014

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Device user data retention laws to be introduced in UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 25th, 2014 in bills, data protection, internet, news, terrorism by sally

‘Internet service providers will be required to retain information detailing the IP addresses of internet users under proposed new UK anti-terrorism laws.’

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Terror bill requires universities to ban extremist speakers – The Guardian

‘New powers for the home secretary to order universities to ban extremist speakers from their campuses are to be included in a new counter-terrorism bill.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2014

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Internet data plan back on political agenda – BBC News

‘A law forcing firms to hand details to police identifying who was using a computer or mobile phone at a given time is to be outlined by Theresa May.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2014

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Investing in crime fighting technology: accountability versus privacy rights – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The London Met has recently indicated that officers will be fitted with body cameras. Other wearable technology such as wi-fi enabled clothing that allows real-time tracking, vital sign monitoring and constant communications is being trialled in the US.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st November 2014

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Google case over online abuse to begin in High Court – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2014 in defamation, internet, malicious communications, news by sally

‘The case of a UK businessman who wants Google to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in its search results is set to begin.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2014

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High Court slashes Google trial budget but says it’s too late for costs capping – Litigation Futures

Posted November 18th, 2014 in budgets, costs, internet, news, trials by sally

‘The High Court has refused to make a costs-capping order in a case against Google because the case was so close to trial and so much had already been spent at a level which made detailed assessment inevitable.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th 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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