Release ‘critical’ reports into privately run immigration centres, ICO orders – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2015 in disclosure, freedom of information, immigration, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘Potentially damaging reports into the running of two immigration detention centres by private contractors must be released by the Home Office within weeks, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2015

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Je suis James: Pianist finally allowed to tell his story of sexual abuse – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 26th, 2015 in appeals, child abuse, children, injunctions, news, publishing, Supreme Court by sally

‘The case considered whether Mr Rhodes could be prevented from publishing his memoir on the basis that to do so would constitute the tort of intentionally causing harm. Those acting on behalf of Mr Rhodes’ son were particularly concerned about the effect upon him of learning of details of his father’s sexual abuse as a child.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2015

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Pianist James Rhodes can publish child abuse memoir – BBC News

‘A concert pianist has won a legal battle to publish an autobiographical book giving details of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015

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Aitken v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in law reports, media, publishing, reporting restrictions by sally

Aitken v Director of Public Prosecutions [2015] EWHC 1079 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 184

‘The editor of a newspaper did not as a matter of law fall outside the scope of the expression “any person who publishes” for the purposes of the offence of publishing information likely to lead to the identification of a child witness/victim in criminal proceedings, contrary to section 39(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.’

WLR Daily, 23rd April 2015

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Chilcot inquiry into Iraq War ‘unlikely to be published this year’ – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2015 in delay, inquiries, Iraq, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘The British inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war and its aftermath, which completed its last hearing in February 2011 with the promise to report back in “some months”, is unlikely to be published this year.’

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The Independent, 21st April 2015

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Iraq inquiry: Chilcot admits he cannot set publication date – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2015 in inquiries, Iraq, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘Sir John Chilcot, the chairman of the Iraq war inquiry, said on Wednesday that he was unable to set a date for the publication of his report as it emerged that some witnesses have received papers from the inquiry running into hundreds of pages.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Attempt to ban performing artist’s abuse memoir ‘threatens free speech’ – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2015 in appeals, freedom of expression, injunctions, news, publishing, Supreme Court by sally

‘An attempt to prevent a performing artist from publishing his memoir on the grounds that its contents would be distressing for his son to read has opened up “a new, substantial and unpredictable threat to freedom of expression”, lawyers representing free speech campaigners have told the UK supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2015

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Court of Appeal applies rare 19th century tort in granting injunction – RPC Privacy Blog

Posted November 5th, 2014 in appeals, EC law, injunctions, mental health, news, publishing by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has granted an injunction against the publication of a well-known performing artist’s book to protect the rights of his son, not on the basis of misuse of private information but because publication would be likely to cause psychological harm to the son.’

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RPC Privacy Blog, 4th November 2014

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Do me a favour! – New Law Journal

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in competition, contracts, EC law, electronic commerce, hotels, news, publishing by sally

‘Does price parity mean price increase when it comes to most favoured nation clauses? Rebecca Owen-Howes reports.’

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New Law Journal, 20th October 2014

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Defence ministry agrees to provide court information to reporters – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2014 in armed forces, courts, courts martial, government departments, news, publishing by tracey

‘Two days ago I reported that the Military Court Service (MCS) had been withholding from journalists vital information about trials. Now, it would appear, there has been a climbdown or, to quote the official version of events, an announcement that a review of the system has resulted in a change of mind.’

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The Guardian, 17th September2014

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Iraq inquiry will tell ‘whole story’ insists Heywood – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2014 in delay, documents, inquiries, Iraq, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘The Iraq Inquiry report will “not be a cover-up in any shape or form”, the UK’s top civil servant has insisted.’

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BBC News, 9th September 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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Information held in electronic databases not property which can be possessed, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 20th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, data protection, news, publishing by tracey

‘Information stored electronically does not constitute property which someone can exercise possession of, judges in the UK have ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2014

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Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 18th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, data protection, fees, law reports, publishing by tracey

Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd: [2014] EWCA Civ 281;   [2014] WLR (D)  131

‘The exercise of a common law lien was not available over an electronic database as the electronic database was not property susceptible of possession which was capable of being subject to larceny or conversion or being taken in execution.’

WLR Daily, 14th March 2014

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Publication of reports to prevent future deaths – CrimeLine

Posted January 14th, 2014 in coroners, news, publishing, reports by tracey

‘Reports made by coroners to help prevent future deaths will be routinely published online for the first time today (Tuesday 14th January). Following an inquest a coroner may make a report to a person, organisation, local authority or government department or agency with a view to preventing future deaths (a PFD report). From today the Chief Coroner’s office will publish PFD (preventing future deaths) reports made by coroners on the judiciary website and for the first time the public will have access to these reports online in a readable and searchable format.’

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CrimeLine, 14th January 2014

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Social media users warned over court case comments – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, news, publishing, trials, victims by tracey

‘The attorney general is to publish guidance on Twitter to help prevent social media users from committing contempt of court when commenting on legal cases.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2013

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Defamation law reforms to take effect from the start of 2014 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2013 in defamation, defences, freedom of expression, legislation, news, publishing, regulations by sally

“Changes to UK defamation laws will come into force on 1 January 2014, the Justice Minister has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th November 2013

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Plan to publish historical police records announced – Home Office

Posted October 31st, 2013 in archives, disclosure, documents, news, police, publishing by michael

“Proposals for making historical police records public were announced today by the Home Office following a recommendation by the Hillsborough Independent Panel.”

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Home Office, 31st October 2013

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Polyelectrolyte Producers Group GEIE (PPG) and another v European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Kingdom of Netherlands and another, intervening – WLR Daily

Posted October 7th, 2013 in appeals, EC law, internet, interpretation, law reports, publishing, time limits by sally

Polyelectrolyte Producers Group GEIE (PPG) and another v European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Kingdom of Netherlands and another, intervening (Case C-626/11P); [2013] WLR (D) 365

“Where the period of time allowed for commencing proceedings against a measure adopted by an European Union institution ran from the publication of that measure, the provisions of rule 102(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court whereby that period was to be calculated from the end of the 14th day after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, applied to any published measure irrespective of the means of publication.”

WLR Daily, 26th September 2013

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Teach children about risks of Twitter at school, Attorney General says – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2013 in attorney general, education, internet, legal education, news, publishing by sally

“Pupils should be taught about the risks of using Twitter in lessons at school, Dominic Grieve the Attorney General has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2013

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