Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th April 2014

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Remains of Shipman’s victims destroyed without telling relatives – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2014 in complaints, news, police, victims, whistleblowers by tracey

‘The police watchdog has begun an investigation after Greater Manchester police admitted keeping the remains of Harold Shipman’s victims for 12 years and then destroying them without telling bereaved relatives. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said on Monday that it was investigating whether senior officers misled the families of 12 of the serial killer’s victims over the storage of organs.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2014

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Incendiary Devices: The Snowden Files – The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man – London Review of Books

Posted February 13th, 2014 in intelligence services, internet, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘What matters more: the leaker, or the leak? Any one of the following, you’d think, might have been the news story of the year, or the decade: the revelation that America’s biggest spy agency, the NSA, has information on every phone call made in the continental United States as well as abroad; that it claims to have direct access to the servers of Google, Yahoo, Facebook and all the other major web companies; that GCHQ, the NSA’s British equivalent, is siphoning off the entire internet and storing some of it for thirty days; that online encryption has been subverted and nothing is safe from government spies. The drift of the stories – which were at their peak last summer, when the Guardian and others first got their hands on Edward Snowden’s documents – was that we’re all being watched all the time. Anything we do online, and any phone call we make, is potentially being analysed by the NSA and its friends. But, as Luke Harding discloses in his book on the Snowden affair, the most viewed story in the Guardian’s history wasn’t any of this: it wasn’t a piece of news at all. It was the 12-minute video, made by Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, in which Snowden explained who he was and why he’d decided to reveal what he had.’

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London Review of Books, February 2014

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Rise in financial services whistleblowing could result in more prosecutions, expert says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 21st, 2014 in financial regulation, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘An 88% rise in the number of workers in the financial services sector ‘blowing the whistle’ on white collar crime could lead to an increase in prosecutions in 2014, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th January 2014

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Police chief issues partial apology over Lawrence whistleblower documents – The Guardian

‘A police chief has issued a partial apology over his attempt to force Channel 4 to hand over documents about a whistleblower who revealed how undercover officers infiltrated the campaign to bring the killers of Stephen Lawrence to justice.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2014

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Police demand details about Stephen Lawrence whistleblower – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2014 in crime, media, news, official secrets act, police, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Police have asked for information about Peter Francis, the whistleblower who revealed a raft of claims about a police undercover unit, including that they had spied on relatives of Stephen Lawrence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2014

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Lawyers want whistleblowing rules simplified – No. 5 Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2013 in employment, legal profession, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has called for changes to the law on whistleblowing.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 4th December 2013

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World’s leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2013 in data protection, interception, investigatory powers, news, theft, whistleblowers by tracey

‘More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies are undermining democracy and must be curbed by a new international charter.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2013

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Commission calls for code to protect whistleblowers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2013 in codes of practice, news, reports, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Workers who expose wrongdoing should be protected by a statutory whistleblowing code, according to a report by a retired senior judge.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th November 2013

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‘Spy watch’ GP report shows concerns were raised – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2013 in doctors, news, reports, sexual offences, video recordings, whistleblowers by tracey

“A report into a GP who filmed intimate sexual examinations with a camera hidden in a watch has found a senior GP had concerns about his behaviour.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2013

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Banker labelled ‘crazy miss cokehead’ wins harassment claim – Daily Telegraph

“A Cambridge graduate and high flying banker could claim millions in compensation from the Russian bank she worked at after a tribunal found she was subjected to sexual harassment by her male colleagues.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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Orchid View scandal: Whistle-blowing inquiry call – BBC News

“Ministers must launch an inquiry into how whistle-blowers are treated in the wake of the Orchid View care home scandal, MP Charlotte Leslie has said.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2013

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UK’s top prosecutor defends journalists who break law in public interest – The Guardian

“Britain’s most senior prosecutor has launched a robust defence of journalists who break the law pursuing investigations that have a genuine public interest. Legal guidelines had been drafted, he said, to protect reporters.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2013

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Orchid View inquest: Home riddled by ‘institutional abuse’ – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2013 in care homes, elderly, inquests, news, whistleblowers by tracey

“A care home where 19 residents died was riddled with ‘institutionalised abuse’, a coroner has said.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2013

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Libel tourism at an end, say lawyers following high court rulings – The Guardian

“Lawyers have heralded the death of so-called libel tourism after the high court threw out two cases brought by wealthy foreigners over allegations published overseas.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2013

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Plebgate: Keir Starmer defends police investigation – The Guardian

“Britain’s most senior prosecutor said he understands concerns surrounding the time it has taken to investigate police officers over the Plebgate saga, which cost Tory MP Andrew Mitchell his cabinet post.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2013

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Watchdog warning over ‘unnecessary’ gagging clauses – BBC News

“The use of ‘gagging clauses’ risks stopping employees from speaking out about failures in the public sector, the National Audit Office has warned.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2013

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Significant changes to corporate crime regime on the way as National Crime Agency launches – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 9th, 2013 in bribery, corruption, fraud, news, ombudsmen, penalties, whistleblowers by sally

“US-style incentives for whistleblowers against corporate fraud, bribery and corruption offences could be introduced in the UK following the launch of the new National Crime Agency (NCA), an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th October 2013

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Nurse who used Facebook to blow the whistle about poor care escapes being struck off – The Guardian

“A nurse who used Facebook to raise concerns about standards at his hospital has escaped being struck off after a disciplinary panel acknowledged he was passionate about his job and capable.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2013

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UK’s surveillance laws need overhaul, says former defence secretary – The Guardian

“Laws used by Britain’s spy agencies to justify mass surveillance and interception techniques must be reviewed to ensure they have kept pace with ‘incredible changes’ in communications, one of the country’s foremost intelligence experts has said.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2013

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