High Court finds father in contempt of court over covert recording of adoption proceedings relating to his child – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 1st, 2023 in adoption, audio recordings, contempt of court, family courts, internet, news by sally

‘The High Court has found that a father made a covert audio-recording of a substantive court hearing in adoption proceedings, and within a few days, disposed of the recording and associated documents to another “with a view to their publication on YouTube”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, October 2023

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Court transcript costs are exploitative – BBC News

‘Victims of violent and sexual crimes are calling for court transcript costs to be cut after they were quoted “unaffordable” sums for them.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2023

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Information Commissioner reprimands two police forces for recording 200,000 phone conversations without consent – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Surrey Police and Sussex Police with reprimands under its new approach to enforcement against the public sector, instead of imposing a £1m monetary penalty, after finding that some officers at both police forces were using an app that automatically recorded phone conversations.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th April 2023

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Tory peer wins legal battle against former employee who accused him of ‘victimisation’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2023 in audio recordings, employment, evidence, news, striking out, victimisation by sally

‘Employment judge found woman acted dishonestly by destroying a phone which contained a covert recording of conversation with Lord Ranger.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2023

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BBC fined £28,000 for recording part of hearing of legal challenge to grant by county council of planning permission for fracking – Local Government Lawyer

‘The BBC has been fined £28,000 after it made a video and audio recording of a half day’s hearing in the Planning Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd February 2021

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Covert recordings: does the end justify the means? Read Martina Murphy and Jane Wheeler’s article in this month’s ELA Briefing here – 12 King’s Bench Walk

Posted February 6th, 2020 in audio recordings, employment, news, personal injuries, video recordings by sally

‘Covert recording is featuring increasingly in both employment and personal injury law – and the ramifications of recent decisions are yet to be fully played out. Two recent cases consider the issue from both sides in the workplace; Phoenix, featured covert recording by an employee and López considered covert surveillance by employers.’

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12 King's Bench Walk, 4th February 2020

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Call for Bank of England executive to quit over security breach – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2019 in audio recordings, banking, computer programs, data protection, news by tracey

‘A former member of the Bank of England has called for the resignation of its chief operating officer after it emerged an audio feed of sensitive information had been leaked to traders.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

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Covert recording in a PI claim: ramifications for Employment Tribunals? – 3PB

‘On 21 January 2014, a road traffic accident took place in Milton Keynes (liability having been conceded). The Claimant’s (hereinafter referred to as “C”) Honda Jazz was struck from behind by a Fiat Punto; there are 3 defendants (referred to collectively as “D”).’

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3PB, 4th November 2019

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