Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Law Pod UK Ep. 36: Secrecy, anonymity and public information – 1 COR

Posted June 18th, 2018 in anonymity, freedom of information, inquests, inquiries, news by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon discusses the challenges around secrecy, anonymity and public information in major inquests and inquiries in a talk recorded at One Crown Office Row’s 2018 seminar.’

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Law Pod UK, 14th June 2018

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Revenge porn: One in three allegations dropped – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2018 in anonymity, complaints, harassment, news, police, pornography, victims by tracey

‘One in three allegations of so-called revenge porn are withdrawn by the complainant, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Google search reveals names of rape victims – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, internet, news, privacy, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lady Hale at the Sir Nicholas Wall Memorial Lecture 2018, London – Supreme Court

‘Openness and Privacy in Family Proceedings. Sir Nicholas Wall Memorial Lecture 2018, Gray’s Inn, London. Lady Hale, President of The Supreme Court.’

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Supreme Court, 15th May 2018

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Jon Venables: Judge rules legal challenge against killer’s anonymity by James Bulger’s family cannot be granted in current form – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2018 in anonymity, injunctions, murder, news by tracey

‘A judge has said he will not grant a legal challenge by relatives of murdered toddler James Bulger against an order protecting his killer’s identity in its current form.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jon Venables: James Bulger’s family launch legal challenge to lift anonymity order protecting toddler’s killer – The Independent

Posted May 1st, 2018 in anonymity, crime, injunctions, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘James Bulger’s family are launching a legal challenge to stop one the toddler’s killers, Jon Venables, from being protected by a life-long anonymity order.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The disbelieved: rape accusers’ stories retold on stage – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2018 in anonymity, news, rape, theatre, trials by sally

‘When a rape trial ends in acquittal, what do the anonymous women who made the claims do next?’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Finance and Divorce Update, April 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Claire Molyneux Senior Associate, and Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 15th April 2018

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.out-law.com

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.out-law.com

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

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

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.theguardian.com