Investigatory powers bill: snooper’s charter lacks clarity, MPs warn – The Guardian

‘The government’s investigatory powers bill lacks clarity and is sowing confusion among tech firms about the extent to which “internet connection records” will be collected, a parliamentary select committee has warned.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Man sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for harassing victim because of disability – CPS News Brief

‘A 25 year old man who used social media to harass a man because of his disability has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment.’

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CPS News Brief, 27th January 2016

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Webcam sex abuse ‘established reality’ in the UK – BBC News

‘Paedophile Trevor Monk paid for the live streaming of child abuse from the Philippines and then travelled there to carry out the abuse himself. His case represents a growing problem of British men ordering abuse over the internet.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

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Philippines abuse: Paedophile Trevor Monk jailed – BBC News

‘A paedophile who filmed himself abusing young girls in the Philippines has been jailed for 19-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

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Domain names you can bank on – Technology Law Update

Posted January 26th, 2016 in domain names, internet, news, striking out by sally

‘Disputes over domain names tend to be dealt with outside of the normal court system, in panels run by dispute resolution service providers accredited by ICANN. So a decision of the UK court over as series of domain names including RBS group brands makes interesting reading.’

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Technology Law Update, 22nd January 2016

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24-hour sex notification order labelled ‘very odd’ by top British lawyer – The Independent

‘A leading barrister has described the issuing of a 24-hour sex notification order as “very odd” and “pretty silly”.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2015

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LSB to encourage comparison websites to enter the law and challenge regulators over practising fees – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) is set to make encouraging comparison sites to enter the legal market one of its goals for the next year, along with telling regulators to be clearer about how they spend the profession’s money.’

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Legal Futures, 20th January 2016

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Surveillance of Internet usage in the workplace – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 15th, 2016 in dismissal, electronic mail, employment, human rights, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘In December 2015, the European Court of Human Rights, by 6 votes to 1, dismissed a Romanian national’s appeal against his employer’s decision to terminate his contract for using a professional Yahoo Messenger account to send personal messages to his fiancé and brother.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th January 2015

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Files detailing police spying operations against protesters published online – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2016 in demonstrations, freedom of information, internet, news, police, spying by sally

‘A large number of files detailing the covert police surveillance of campaigners and trade unionists have been published online following the launch of a new project.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2016

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Snooper’s charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users’ data – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2016 in bills, costs, internet, investigatory powers, news, select committees by sally

‘Coffee shops running Wi-Fi networks may have to store internet data under new snooping laws, Theresa May has said.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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Interim review of civil courts proposes online court for claims up to £25,000 – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 14th, 2016 in civil justice, consultations, courts, internet, news, reports, small claims by sally

‘There is a clear and pressing need to create an online court for claims up to £25,000, a senior judge has said in his interim review of the civil courts structure in England and Wales.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2016

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BuzzFeed breaks UK ad rules over misleading advertorial – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2016 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, internet, news by sally

‘BuzzFeed has broken the UK advertising rules for failing to make it clear that an article on “14 laundry fails” that promoted Dylon was an online advertorial paid for by the dye brand.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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Theresa May faces scrutiny over snooper’s charter implications – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2016 in bills, internet, investigatory powers, news, parliament, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘MPs and peers are to challenge the home secretary, Theresa May, on the privacy implications and detailed operation of her snooper’s charter legislation when she appears before the bill’s parliamentary scrutiny committee.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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Use and value of ‘internet connection records’ will indicate whether their retention is justified, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 12th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The use and value of ‘internet connection records’ (ICRs) in helping detect, prevent and investigate serious crime and terrorism should be assessed to help decide whether providers should be forced to collect the data, the UK’s information commissioner has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update January 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 8th January 2016

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Dating website fraudsters jailed over £1.6m scam – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who conned a woman out of £1.6m by using a fictional character to contact her on a dating website have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2016

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Traveller Movement condemns Met Police inquiry into racism as ‘a whitewash’ – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2016 in appeals, complaints, gipsies, inquiries, internet, news, ombudsmen, police, racism by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police is examining whether its staff need to change the way they engage with members of the two ethnic minority groups, despite its official investigation into the racism claims concluding without any officers being formally disciplined or charged.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2016

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Snooper’s charter would be out of date in five years, says defence industry – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2016 in bills, internet, investigatory powers, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘The accelerating pace of technology means the government’s landmark snooper’s charter bill will only have a limited shelf life and will need to be revisited within five years, Britain’s defence and security industry has told MPs and peers.
They have warned that there are serious questions over whether fundamental parts of the new law that will overhaul of surveillance powers will be relevant in the near future as the technological landscape changes.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2016

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New CPS powers to tackle domestic abuse – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 4th, 2016 in domestic violence, electronic mail, evidence, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Controlling a partner’s social media account or surveilling them through mobile phone tracking apps could see domestic abusers jailed for up to five years under new legislation that comes into force today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th December 2015

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Stalkers to be banned from contacting victims online under plans to protect people targeted on the internet – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2015 in consultations, harassment, internet, news, stalking, statistics, victims by sally

‘The Home Office is drawing up proposals to hit stalkers with protection orders to prevent them from contacting strangers on the internet and in person.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2015

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