Lord Sales, Information Law and Automated Governance – Supreme Court

Posted April 28th, 2023 in computer programs, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Lord Sales, Information Law and Automated Governance.’

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Supreme Court, 24th April 2023

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Multi-million investment to turbocharge growth of technology in legal services – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2023 in computer programs, legal services, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘CodeBase and Legal Geek will receive £3 million of government funding to turbocharge the development and use of technology in the legal sector.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th March 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

Remote driving review: robust regulation needed before technology is on UK roads – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission has published advice to Government on how to regulate remote driving on UK roads.’

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Law Commission, 20th February 2023

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

UK government launches consultation on greater data sharing across public sector – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK Cabinet Office has opened a consultation on proposals for new legislation to enable and create a centralised digital ID gateway to online public services.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th January 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Law Commission to review how private international law applies to digital assets and other emerging technology – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has launched a Government-commissioned review that aims to provide clarity on how private international law rules can apply to emerging technology, such as digital assets and electronic trade documents.’

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Law Commission, 18th October 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Information commissioner warns firms over ‘emotional analysis’ technologies – The Guardian

‘The information commissioner has warned companies to steer clear of “emotional analysis” technologies or face fines, because of the “pseudoscientific” nature of the field.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Post Office scandal inquiry to put conduct of lawyers under spotlight – Legal Futures

‘The lead counsel to the Post Office Horizon Inquiry last week made clear that the role of lawyers, “some of them senior”, will be put under scrutiny in the coming months.’

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Approaches to diversity, technology and adding value are the three most pressing issues for 2022 for legal profession, says senior judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘The three most pressing issues for the legal profession in 2022 are its approach to diversity, the adoption of new technologies, and the need to find ways to add value, the Master of the Rolls has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th October 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Justice system ‘put at risk’ by Ministry of Justice’s data-sharing project – Daily Telegraph

‘UK courts’ software system is accused of unlawful detentions and wrongful arrests, and whistle-blowers say the system is faulty and unsafe.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2022

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Post Office inquiry chair urges higher legal fees for compensation advice – Legal Futures

‘It is “essential” that sub-postmasters claiming on one of the compensation schemes following the Horizon scandal can recover their legal costs, the chair of the Post Office scandal enquiry said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lawyers of the future “could face pressure to upgrade brains” – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers of the future could face pressure to augment their “cognitive capacity” through neurotechnology if they want to become partners or meet client demands, a report for the Law Society has speculated.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

The UK Intellectual Property Office’s Consultation on Computer-Generated Works – City Law Forum

‘The UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 contains an odd section concerning ‘computer-generated works’. Section 9(2) of the Act states that when a work has no ‘human author’ and is generated by a computer, the work ought to be protected by copyright for 50 years, with the copyright owned by the person who made the necessary ‘arrangements’ for the work’s generation.’

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City Law Forum, 29th June 2022

Source: blogs.city.ac.uk

Post Office IT scandal victims may be disqualified from compensation scheme – The Guardian

‘Scores of post office operators wrongly accused of embezzlement by the Post Office due to faulty accounting software, may be disqualified from a dedicated compensation scheme.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Speech by the Master of the Rolls: CiARB Roebuck lecture – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 13th, 2022 in computer programs, internet, judges, news, speeches by tracey

‘The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, gave the CiARB Roebuck lecture on Wednesday (8 June 2022). He set out how an integrated digital justice system can be created using common ‘data standards’ governed by the Online Procedure Rule Committee. The lecture explains how this common and consistent approach.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary , 10th June 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Online rule committee will be catalyst for digital justice, says Birss – Legal Futures

‘The work of the new Online Procedure Rules Committee (OPRC) will help connect the whiplash portal and other pre-action regimes to the court system electronically, the deputy head of civil justice has said.’

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Legal Futures, 9th June 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by the Master of the Rolls to the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 29th, 2022 in computer programs, internet, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has spoken at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference in York. His lecture was entitled: “The proper place of the law in a digital society”.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 28th April 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Post Office scandal victims still waiting for compensation – BBC News

‘A year since wrongful convictions of subpostmasters were first overturned, most say they are no closer to agreeing a financial compensation settlement.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Computer Says No! Automated Decision-Making in the Public Sector, with the Public Law Project – Law Pod UK

Posted April 22nd, 2022 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, news, podcasts by sally

‘The application of technology to both justice and wider government decision-making is moving apace.’

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Law Pod UK, 22nd April 2022

Source: audioboom.com

UK to fully compensate postmasters who exposed scandal – BBC News

‘Subpostmasters who helped uncover the Post Office IT scandal but missed out on full compensation are to get payouts under a new government scheme.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two convicted in first murder plot case involving EncroChat messaging system – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in computer programs, conspiracy, murder, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Two men who planned a revenge shooting have been convicted at the Old Bailey in the first murder plot case involving the use of the encrypted messaging system EncroChat.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com