UK news organisations criticise Google over implementation of new law – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2014 in EC law, internet, media, names, news, privacy by tracey

‘Google has come under fire for its “clumsy” approach to obeying Europe’s new “right to be forgotten” law, after it began blocking some name-based searches to articles on the websites of UK news organisations. The Guardian, Daily Mail and BBC complained about the search engine implementing a ruling made in May by Europe’s highest court, the European court of justice, by starting to remove links to some pages when searches are made against particular names.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2014

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Lawyer seeks shorter Andy Coulson sentence – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in conspiracy, interception, media, news, privacy, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

‘Andy Coulson did not know the phone hacking going on while he was News of the World editor was illegal and this fact should mitigate the sentence he faces, his lawyer has said.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2014

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Hacking trial: Legal battle set to cost taxpayers millions of pounds – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in appeals, conspiracy, costs, fees, interception, media, news, privacy, prosecutions by sally

‘A legal battle between Rupert Murdoch’s News UK and England’s prosecuting authorities over the “astronomical” costs of the record-breaking phone hacking trial will involve “millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money”.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2014

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Benefits Street did not breach Ofcom guidelines despite complaints – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2014 in benefits, children, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Controversial Channel 4 show Benefits Street did not breach broadcasting guidelines despite complaints, Ofcom rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2014

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Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman face re-trial – BBC News

‘Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman are to face a re-trial on a charge that they bought royal telephone directories from police officers.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2014

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Phone hacking: it was right to charge Rebekah Brooks, says Keir Starmer – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors were right to charge Rebekah Brooks and other News of the World executives over conspiracy to hack phones as the trials have helped determine who knew about widespread malpractice at the newspaper, Sir Keir Starmer, the former director of public prosecutions, has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2014

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Andy Coulson trial: jurors fail to reach verdicts on remaining charges – The Guardian

‘The trial of Andy Coulson has ended after the jury failed to reach majority verdicts on two remaining counts that he conspired to commit misconduct in public office by paying public officials for the acquisition of royal phone books.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2014

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Open justice and freedom of information – Browning in the Court of Appeal – Panopticon

‘The issue of just how open our justice system should be is an issue which is or should be of fundamental concern to all practising lawyers. If, as Jeremy Bentham once stated ‘publicity is the very soul of justice’ (cited by Lord Shaw in the leading case of Scott v Scott [1913] AC 477), then an open justice system is the corporeal expression of that soul. However, we now live in times where open justice is increasingly under threat. Indeed, as last week’s headlines reminded us all, matters have now got to a stage where some judges at least have been prepared to allow, not merely the deployment of a limited closed procedure to deal with certain aspects of a case, but a completely secret trial. It no doubt came as a relief to many that the Court of Appeal was not prepared to sanction such a comprehensive departure from the open justice principle: Guardian News v AB CD. However, the mere fact that the judiciary was prepared to contemplate such a procedure shows how far we have come since the days of Scott v Scott.’

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Panopticon, 18th June 2014

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The secret trial controversy – how open will this newly opened justice be? – Legal Week

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Legal Week, 16th June 2014

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Ofcom probes BBC Daily Politics over swearing – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2014 in BBC, complaints, media, news, obscenity, ombudsmen by sally

‘Media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation into BBC Two’s Daily Politics show after a Conservative MP swore during a live edition.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2014

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Secret trials – a little transparency, a lot to worry about – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has published its decision in Guardian News Media v AB and CD. It is not a judgment, the Court says. Judgments – plural – will be given “in due course.” Still, the 24 paragraph decision contains the order and explanation of the order, and gives an indication of some of the reasons that will follow.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th June 2014

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MP’s son guilty of using ‘tremendous force’ to attack press photographer – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2014 in assault, criminal damage, media, news, photography by sally

‘The son of MP Mike Hancock has been found guilty of “losing control” and using “tremendous force” to headbutt and punch a press photographer.’


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The Guardian, 13th June 2014

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Phone hacking trial: After eight months, jury today begins sifting the mountain of evidence – The Independent

‘They are the two words the jury in the phone hacking trial may have waited months to hear. At 3.15pm in court 12 of the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Saunders said: “And finally.”’

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The Independent, 12th June 2014

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‘New press regulator will result in more false stories that victimise the weak’ – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in complaints, freedom of expression, inquiries, media, news by sally

‘The big newspaper groups are setting up their own industry watchdog, Ipso, but it will be a toothless creature loyal only to its keepers, not the public.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2014

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Publisher not forced to delete archived article on man’s spent conviction – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in data protection, media, news, privacy, publishing by sally

‘Newspaper publisher Newsquest does not have to remove an old article from its online archive which reports on the conviction of a man for fraud, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st May 2014

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‘Plebgate’ police officer Susan Johnson dismissed – BBC News

‘A policewoman has become the fourth officer to be sacked over press leaks related to the “plebgate” affair.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2014

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Here comes the judge – the maverick aiming to tame Britain’s raucous press – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2014 in complaints, freedom of expression, judges, media, news by sally

‘Lawyers and fellow judges have queued up to sing the praises of Sir Alan Moses, inaugural chair of the new press regulator.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2014

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David Miranda allowed to appeal against ruling on Heathrow detention – The Guardian

‘David Miranda, partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has been granted permission to appeal against a ruling that he was lawfully detained under counter-terrorism powers at Heathrow airport. The case – which also involves a challenge to the police seizure of computer material related to the US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden – will now go to the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2014

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Press has no direct role in welfare proceedings in Court of Protection – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection has ruled that the Daily Mail has no standing to be joined as a party in welfare proceedings in relation to a vulnerable adult who has been declared by the courts as lacking capacity under the Mental Health Act.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th May 2014

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Russell Brand wins ‘substantial damages’ for Sun on Sunday article – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2014 in damages, defamation, media, news by sally

‘Russell Brand has accepted “substantial” libel damages from the Sun on Sunday over the false claim that he cheated on his girlfriend Jemima Khan.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2014

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