Cliff Richard case ‘likely to have massive implications’ – BBC News

‘When South Yorkshire Police raided Sir Cliff Richard’s home in August 2014, he was in Portugal, but the BBC was outside, with a helicopter standing by.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Undercover policing inquiry: Chairman urged to quit – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in anonymity, demonstrations, disclosure, inquiries, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Campaigners have walked out of a public inquiry into undercover policing, demanding that the chairman stand down or appoint a full panel.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2018

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LCIA transparency drive welcomed as anonymised challenge decisions published – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2018 in anonymity, arbitration, judgments, news, publishing by sally

‘The recent publication of an online database of anonymised arbitrator challenge decisions by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) is a “significant development in regards to transparency”, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th February 2018

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Parliament survey: one in five experienced sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in anonymity, bullying, complaints, harassment, news, parliament, reports, sex discrimination by tracey

‘One in five people working at Westminster have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the past year, it found. The report calls for urgent reform of a culture of harassment and bullying at Westminster, with new a complaints procedure and an investigation mechanism independent of parties.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2018

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Researchers to be free to test anonymisation measures under UK data protection reforms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 11th, 2018 in anonymity, bills, data protection, EC law, news by tracey

‘Planned changes to UK data protection laws will not put security researchers at risk of breaking the law when they test the effectiveness of data anonymization measures, as had been feared.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2018

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Data protection bill amended to protect security researchers – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2018 in anonymity, bills, data protection, internet, news by sally

‘The government is to amend the data protection bill to protect security researchers who work to uncover abuses of personal data, quelling fears that the bill could accidentally criminalise legitimate research.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2018

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The open justice principle: a child’s crimes and a parent’s misdemeanour – Transparency Project

‘What legal principles connect publicity for the 17 year-old Charlie Pearce (born 3 July 2000), a double rapist and attempt murderer (R v Pearce (Press Restrictions) Haddon-Cave J (7 December 2017)) and privacy for a stalking mother who, with her cohabitant (‘Mr JM’) tried to disrupt her 10 year-old daughter T’s foster placement (Re T (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1889 (23 November 2017)).’

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Transparency Project, 31st January 2018

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Still-births; time to pass responsibility to Coroners? – Park Square Barristers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in anonymity, birth, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

‘On 17th May this year I discussed the Court of Appeal decision in the tragic case of R (on the application of T) v HM SENIOR CORONER FOR THE COUNTY OF WEST YORKSHIRE (2017) EWCA Civ 318 in which the Court of Appeal were asked to deal with an application for judicial review of two decisions of the West Yorkshire Coroner; first to hold an Inquest into the death of a baby who may or may not have been born alive and second not to grant an anonymity order to the baby’s mother. ‘

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Park Square Barristers, 5th December 2017

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Attorney general’s office investigates social media posts which may identify Jon Venables – Daily Telegraph

‘The attorney general’s office has announced an inquiry into social media messages which may identify Jon Venables.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

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Inquiry into social media messages that may identify Jon Venables -The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2017 in anonymity, contempt of court, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into social media messages which may breach the worldwide legal injunction preventing identification of the convicted child killer Jon Venables.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2017

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I was a victim of undercover police abuse. I fear we won’t get justice – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in anonymity, inquiries, news, police, spying, victims by sally

‘Here in the Royal Courts of Justice we are listening for crumbs of information about the officers who used and abused us. But nothing is revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Damaged reputations an ‘unfortunate by-product’ of abuse inquiries – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Reputational damage to dead people is an “unfortunate by-product” of police inquiries into historical sex abuse allegations. That’s the view of David Tucker, from the College Of Policing, but he said it happened only in certain cases in which the names of dead suspects were made public. Mr Tucker told Law in Action, on BBC Radio 4, that the college was drawing up guidelines for forces in England and Wales to help them decide whether to identify suspects in such cases.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2017

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Judge allows naming of council involved in special guardianship case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 10th, 2017 in anonymity, guardianship, local government, news by tracey

‘A judge has allowed Gloucestershire County Council to be identified in a child guardianship case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th November 2017

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Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse published name of alleged victim on its website – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is investigating a serious error after the name of an alleged sexual offences victim was published online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2017

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Pentonville Prison murder: Anonymous witness’s identity revealed – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2017 in anonymity, evidence, murder, news, prisons, trials, witnesses by sally

‘An anonymous witness in the Pentonville prison murder trial pulled out of giving evidence when his cover was blown after less than an hour in court.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2017

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Identity of anonymous prison murder trial witness mistakenly revealed in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in anonymity, murder, news, prisons, trials, witnesses by michael

‘An anonymous witness in the Pentonville prison murder trial has withdrawn after his cover was blown after less than an hour in court in what a judge described as a “very regrettable accident”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Can Social Media Damage Your Right to a Fair Trial? – RightsInfo

Posted October 18th, 2017 in anonymity, contempt of court, human rights, internet, juries, news by sally

‘An impartial jury is an essential part of our right to a fair trial, and the people may only consider evidence which has been lawfully presented in the courtroom.’

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RightsInfo, 18th October 2017

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Grooming victim fear over Coronation Street courtroom error – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2017 in anonymity, media, news, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Child sexual exploitation victims may fear coming forward after a courtroom sketch of a grooming victim was shown in Coronation Street, it is feared.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2017

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Women who had relationships with police spies criticise inquiry – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in anonymity, news, police, sex discrimination, spying by sally

‘Women who were deceived into sexual relationships with undercover police officers have called for an urgent meeting with the home secretary over fears the official public inquiry lacks openness and fails to recognise claims of institutional sexism within the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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Domestic abuse survivors to ‘regain their voices’ under plans to reform voter anonymity – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2017 in anonymity, domestic violence, electoral register, legislation, news, victims by sally

‘Domestic abuse victims are to “regain their voices” with a new law which will make it easier for them to register to vote anonymously, campaigners have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2017

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