Ex-hospital worker prosecuted for inappropriately accessing patient records – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 24th, 2018 in data protection, fines, medical records, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A former receptionist of a Milton Keynes hospital trust has become the latest NHS employee to be prosecuted for accessing patient records without authorisation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd April 2018

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Man released after joint enterprise conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2018 in appeals, joint enterprise, news by sally

‘A man has been released from prison after becoming the first person since 2016 to have a joint enterprise murder conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2018

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What’s in a Junior Civil Servant’s Name? Personal Data Stoopid – Panopticon

Posted April 24th, 2018 in civil servants, data protection, disclosure, news, tribunals by sally

‘If there is one thing everyone using FOIA is used to, it is the idea that the personal data (names, contact details) of ‘junior civil servants’ will be redacted out of the disclosed information, applying the section 40(2) personal data exemption. Unless there is a good reason not to. But what if everyone is wrong? Is redacting junior civil servants just a personal data shibboleth?’

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Panopticon, 23rd April 2018

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Big firms share LGBT knowledge in SRA mentoring scheme – Legal Futures

‘Small and medium-sized law firms will get free help and advice from some of the biggest firms in the country on how to become more inclusive employers under a pilot scheme launched this month by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2018

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When does rehabilitation create a ‘right to be forgotten’? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 24th, 2018 in data protection, human rights, internet, news, privacy, rehabilitation by sally

‘In NT1 and NT2 v Google LLC, Mr Justice Warby considered whether Google should be required to ‘de-list’ links in its search results to articles about the spent historic convictions of two businessmen under what is commonly called the ‘right to be forgotten’. He held it was in the case of one claimant, but not the other.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th April 2018

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Employees win Court of Appeal dispute with council over pay increases – Local Government Lawyer

‘Nottingham City Council has lost a Court of Appeal battle over whether several hundred of its employees were entitled to incremental pay increases with effect from April 2011.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd April 2018

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No “special treatment” for LiP as judge weighs interests of represented party and the public – Litigation Futures

Posted April 24th, 2018 in civil justice, litigants in person, news by sally

‘A litigant in person (LiP) is not to be given “special treatment” as the rules in the part of the law his case concerns are neither hard to find nor “particularly difficult to understand”, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th April 2018

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NHS England faces first legal challenge to plans for health shake-up – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2018 in budgets, health, hospitals, illegality, judicial review, news by sally

‘NHS England faces a legal challenge to its plans to overhaul how the health service operates, which critics say are unlawful and could lead to patients being denied treatment.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2018

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Security services ‘to get more power to stop attacks’ – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2018 in intelligence services, news, police, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Police and security services are to get more powers and resources to stop terror attacks at an earlier stage, according to the Sunday Times.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2018

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Students take court action over hours lost during strike – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2018 in compensation, industrial action, news, pensions, teachers, universities by sally

‘More than 1,000 students have signed up to a lawsuit seeking compensation for lost teaching hours during recent strike action by university staff, which could cost universities millions of pounds.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2018

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Parents facing ‘unfair child abuse claims’ over bruising – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2018 in child abuse, children, health, news, parental rights, social services by sally

‘Parents are being investigated for possible child abuse because of the misinterpretation of guidelines on bruising in babies, it’s claimed.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2018

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Divorce should be done online in ‘one stop shop’, says President of Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 24th, 2018 in divorce, internet, judges, news, speeches by sally

‘Couples should be able to divorce online in a “one stop shop”, the President of the Supreme Court has said as she argues that blame should be take out of the process as it is “unjust” and “discriminatory”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2018

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Stephen Lawrence Day to be held annually – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2018 in murder, news, young persons by sally

‘A national day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will take place on 22 April every year, the prime minister has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2018

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New Europe law makes it easy to find out what your boss has said about you – The Guardian

‘General Data Protection Regulation holds that anyone in Europe can ask any company for the data it has on them.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com