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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Covert care camera guidance approved by Care Quality Commission – BBC News

‘Guidance for people who install hidden cameras to check on standards of their own or a relative’s care has been approved by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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BBC News, 19th November 2014

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Video recordings – Panopticon

Posted November 19th, 2014 in human rights, international law, news, video recordings by sally

‘The classification requirements imposed by the Video Recording Acts are lawful, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has ruled, on 14 November 2014, in R v Dryzmer and Play Media Distribution Ltd. The prohibition on supplying video recordings which have not been classified by the British Board of Film Classification is not rendered unlawful either by ECHR Article 10, on freedom of expression, or by TFEU Articles 34-36 on non-interference with trade. The reason is the same in both cases. Qualitative restrictions on grounds of public health and morals are justified.’

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Panopticon, 18th November 2014

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Liverpool family jailed for £200,000 benefit fraud – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2014 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A woman who claimed she was too ill to walk, yet was filmed surfing in Australia and swimming with dolphins, has been jailed for benefit fraud.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2014

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Voyeur teacher Gareth Williams has jail term cut – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, teachers, video recordings, voyeurism by sally

‘A Cardiff deputy head teacher who secretly filmed pupils going to the toilet has had his “manifestly excessive” five-year jail term cut to four by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2014

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Bullied man uses video from sunglasses to mount private court case – The Guardian

‘A student who gathered video evidence of himself being harassed and abused on a pair of specially adapted sunglasses has been allowed to carry out a private prosecution of his tormentor.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2014

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Aston Robinson guilty of Kayleigh-Anne Palmer’s scarf murder – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A man who strangled his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend with a scarf has been jailed for life for her murder.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2014

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Child witness court video evidence expansion planned – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2014 in children, Crown Court, evidence, news, sexual offences, trials, victims, video recordings, witnesses by sally

‘Changes to allow children and abuse victims in England and Wales to film their evidence before a trial begins should be brought in “as fast as possible”, a justice minister has said.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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Epileptic teenager died in police custody after officers failed to notice seizures on CCTV, report finds – The Independent

‘A young father died after police failed to notice him having three epileptic seizures in custody, it has emerged.

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The Independent, 8th August 2014

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Staffordshire Police officer suspended for ‘knock-out threat’ – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in complaints, news, police, video recordings by michael

‘A police officer has been suspended after a video posted online appeared to show him threatening to “knock out” a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2014

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North Somerset care home staff sentenced for ill-treating resident – BBC News

‘Three former care home workers who mistreated a resident with Alzheimer’s disease have been barred for life from working with vulnerable adults.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Rania Alayed murder: Husband guilty of ‘honour killing’ – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of the “pre-planned honour killing” of his wife, whose body has never been found.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Mark Duggan death: Shooting ‘not rigorously examined’ – BBC News

‘The coroner at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in 2011, has published a series of “concerns” about the case.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Coventry woman jailed for attack on 80-year-old man – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2014 in assault, burglary, elderly, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A woman who carried out a “sickening” unprovoked attack on a pensioner has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2014

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Metropolitan Police officers start wearing body cameras – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2014 in evidence, London, news, pilot schemes, police, video recordings by tracey

‘Met Police officers are to start wearing cameras on their uniforms as part of plans to boost transparency and accelerate convictions.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2014

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First victims spared harrowing court room under pre-recorded evidence pilot – Ministry of Justice

‘The first ever case allowing vulnerable victims and witnesses to give evidence ahead of the trial will start tomorrow.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2014

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Roller skater handed prison sentence for being towed down road at 70mph – Daily Telegraph

‘A man is handed a prison sentence for aiding and abetting dangerous driving after police discovered a video of him being towed along a road at 70mph on roller skates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th April 2014

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Right to privacy: can we really trust Google Glass? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 25th, 2014 in data protection, EC law, news, photography, privacy, video recordings by sally

‘It is difficult to have missed the hype surrounding Google Glass (referred to simply as “Glass”), not only because of its futuristic technological capabilities and design, but also the concerns it raises for an individual’s Art 8 right to privacy.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th March 2014

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Man caught on video ‘performing sex act on dog’ escapes jail time – The Indepedent

Posted March 8th, 2014 in dogs, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘A man who filmed himself having sex with his girlfriend’s dog has avoided jail time.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2014

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Bathroom spy-cam landlord escapes jail term – Daily Telegraph

‘A landlord who installed a hidden camera in his bathroom so he could spy on female students showering has avoided a jail sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2014

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