Subject access request ruling could have implications for confidentiality of businesses’ internal reports, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2015 in data protection, disclosure, news, police by sally

‘Businesses that investigate data security incidents or potential cases of customer fraud could have greater scope to keep their internal documents secret as a result of a ruling by the High Court in London, an expert has said.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 28th October 2015

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The Liability of Hoteliers for Child Abuse and Child Exploitation – Six Pump Court

Posted August 27th, 2015 in child abuse, foreign jurisdictions, hotels, negligence, news, police by sally

‘Certain hotels are sited in city centres or close to the main road networks. They are easily accessible and some are vulnerable to misuse by those engaged in crime. Bookings can be made late at night; guests might arrive in large groups; they are sometimes able to bypass reception either on arrival or on departure; there may be no night receptionist to check who might be brought in. It is not unknown for particular hotels in particular areas to be used for the exploitation of vulnerable persons. It may be argued that certain hoteliers are on notice of a possible problem relating to the exploitation of young people within the network. The question is what is to be done to protect young people who might be taken to an hotel and there abused and to limit the exposure of the hotelier to liability for any claim which might be made against them. Some hoteliers actively seek the assistance of bodies such as the NSPCC in the preparation of training for staff. Training is not enough. Nor is the fact that guest accompanying a child may be obliged to identify the child and their relationship with the child.’

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Six Pump Court, 10th August 2015

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC working to identify 100 police officers – The Guardian

‘Investigators looking at how the police treated complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham say they are now working to identify more than 100 officers.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2015

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Refusing a subject access request: proportionality, anxious scrutiny and judicial discretion – Panopticon

Posted August 26th, 2015 in burden of proof, data protection, disclosure, news, police, proportionality by sally

‘Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2015] EWHC 2484 (QB), a judgment of Green J handed down today, is an interesting – if somewhat fact-specific – contribution to the burgeoning body of case law on how subject access requests (SARs) made under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) should be approached, both by data controllers and by courts.’

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Panopticon, 25th August 2015

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Iran is Great van: no apology or compensation to family from Met – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2015 in compensation, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have decided not to compensate or even apologise to the European family whose van was broken into because it had “Iran is Great” emblazoned on its sides.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2015

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‘Appropriate adults not being used’ for many vulnerable people in custody – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2015 in detention, learning difficulties, local government, mental health, news, police by sally

‘About a quarter of a million vulnerable people are not receiving the support of an “appropriate adult” while in police custody, a report has suggested.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2015

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Revenge porn: Are the police and courts taking the crime seriously? – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2015 in internet, news, police, pornography, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘Since April this year, sharing explicit images or videos without consent – known as revenge porn – has been illegal. Now, the first perpetrators are being sentenced. But does the new law go far enough? Emily Dugan speaks to victims, legal experts and campaigners to find out.’

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The Independent, 25th August 2015

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Stop-and-search: Police training will challenge ‘unconscious bias’ of officers to cut down on unlawful use of tactic – The Independent

‘Hundreds of police officers around the country are to have their prejudices challenged by a training programme that aims to reduce discrimination among those using stop-and-search powers, a tactic that disproportionately targets people from ethnic minorities.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2015

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Rotherham abuse: ‘Fraction’ of victims have sought help – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2015 in child abuse, local government, news, police, statistics, victims by sally

‘A fraction of the hundreds of victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have sought help, according to a lawyer for some of the survivors.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2015

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Scott Gibson death: Cumbria Police officer found guilty – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2015 in careless driving, community service, homicide, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A Cumbria Police officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2015

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Wayne Scott report: Behaviour of police officer ‘unchallenged’ – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2015 in complaints, news, police, professional conduct, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘The “degrading behaviour” of a police officer jailed for multiple rapes was allowed to “flourish” unchallenged, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2015

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Theresa May urged to review Gurpal Virdi sex charge case – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2015 in London, news, police, race discrimination, sexual offences by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to review the case of a retired Asian police officer investigated on a sex charge by the force that previously racially discriminated against him.’
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BBC News, 18th August 2015

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Jeremy Bamber: Petition to release case documents – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2015 in disclosure, documents, murder, news, police, public interest immunity by sally

‘Campaigners fighting for the release of convicted murderer Jeremy Bamber have started a petition asking for documents relating to his case to be released.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2015

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Police officer cleared of ‘acting on behalf of’ Jimmy Savile – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2015 in complaints, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A former inspector has been cleared by the police watchdog over claims he “acted on behalf” of Jimmy Savile.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2015

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Twitter ‘snooping’ requests double in UK – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2015 in internet, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, reports by sally

‘Requests for Twitter users’ personal information more than doubled in the UK in 2015, according to the company’s latest transparency report.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2015

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What is life like in the UK’s witness protection programme? – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2015 in gangs, news, police, rape, witnesses by sally

The UK has a witness protection scheme but little has been revealed about it to date. Newsnight’s James Clayton has been given an exclusive insight into the programme and the people who’ve been through it.

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BBC News, 12th August 2015

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In sexual assault cases, the idea of the ‘perfect victim’ is pernicious – The Guardian

‘Compensation has been reduced for sexual assault victims who have criminal convictions. But we need to stop insisting that traumatised people should be model citizens.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2015

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Cherry Groce children to sue Met police for damage shooting caused them – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in compensation, families, firearms, news, police, psychiatric damage, violent disorder by tracey

‘Five children of Cherry Groce, whose shooting by a police officer led to the 1985 Brixton riots, are to sue the Metropolitan police for the damage caused to them after she was paralysed in the bungled raid almost 30 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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Black people still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police than other ethnic groups – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2015 in news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

‘Black people are still far more likely than other ethnic groups to be stopped and searched in almost every part of England and Wales despite concerted efforts to tackle the problem.’

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The Independent, 6th August 2015

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Jayden Parkinson: Police officers face misconduct action – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2015 in complaints, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, reports by sally

‘Three police officers and a staff member are facing misconduct action over an inquiry into the disappearance of murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2015

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