High Court upholds reprimand issued by education regulator to teacher who sent obscene response to job rejection email – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in appeals, complaints, electronic mail, news, professional conduct, teachers, Wales by sally

‘An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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Court throws out claim over law firm’s “trivial” data breach – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has imposed indemnity costs on a family that claimed damages for distress after a law firm accidentally sent an email about outstanding school fees to the wrong person.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2021

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‘Obsessed’ doctor jailed after spinning web of lies to sabotage flatmate’s relationships – The Independent

‘A jealous doctor has been jailed after orchestrating a fake campaign of abuse as part of a web of lies to sabotage his flatmate’s relationships.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2021

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Judges can rely on solicitors’ emails to assess credit hire losses – Legal Futures

Posted September 30th, 2021 in accidents, electronic mail, insurance, news, road traffic, taxis, witnesses by sally

‘Taxi drivers forced to hire new cars after road traffic accidents do not need to set out their credit charges in witness statements as emails from their solicitors will suffice, a judge has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 30th September 2021

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Afghanistan: Second email data breach by MoD uncovered – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in Afghanistan, data protection, defence, electronic mail, government departments, news by tracey

‘A second data breach by the Ministry of Defence, potentially compromising the safety of Afghans who may be eligible to relocate to the UK, has been uncovered by the BBC.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2021

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QC calls on UK to support female judges at risk in Afghanistan – The Guardian

‘Helena Kennedy QC has launched an urgent appeal to provide support to judges along with lawyers, women’s rights activists, human rights defenders and their families at risk in Afghanistan and in need of a safe haven abroad.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2021

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Man guilty over abusive emails sent to Starmer and Thornberry – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in electronic mail, harassment, housing, local government, news, political parties by tracey

‘A man who sent dozens of abusive and threatening emails to Sir Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry has been found guilty of harassment.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2021

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Legal challenge over ministers’ private email use – BBC News

‘The government is facing a legal challenge over the use of private email accounts and WhatsApp by ministers and senior officials.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2021

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‘It just doesn’t stop!’ Do we need a new law to ban out-of-hours emails? – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2021 in coronavirus, electronic mail, employment, news, working time by sally

‘During the pandemic many workers have felt more under siege than ever from work emails that arrive at all hours. Could the legal right to disconnect help?’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2021

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Order made by email in childcare case exhibited “serious procedural irregularity”, Court of Appeal rules – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 3rd, 2021 in case management, electronic mail, family courts, mental health, news by sally

‘An order made by email to vacate a psychological assessment in a childcare case was wrong and unjust for “serious procedural irregularity”, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd June 2021

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UK Covid-related cybercrime fuels 15-fold rise in scam takedowns – The Guardian

‘The UK’s cybersecurity agency has taken down more scams in the last year than in the previous three years combined, with coronavirus and NHS-themed cybercrime fuelling the increase.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021

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Protected acts: beware a cautious approach – 3PB

‘R indicated that it wanted to arrange a Christmas dinner, and proposed a date for it. No objections were raised. Hotels and planes were consequently booked. Thereafter C (and a co-worker) indicated that the planned date did not suit them. R considered the matter but declined to change the date, various arrangements having already been made.’

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3PB, 2nd March 2021

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Legal challenge seeks to stop ministers sending disappearing messages – The Guardian

‘Ministers could be stopped from using self-destructing messages to conduct government business, following a legal challenge supported by an alliance of transparency campaigners and university archivists.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2021

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Court draws adverse inferences from “deliberate destruction” of emails – Litigation Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2021 in electronic mail, estoppel, evidence, film industry, guarantees, news by tracey

‘A High Court has described the double deletion by a witness for the claimant of crucial emails on the eve of the trial of a film financing dispute as a “very serious misdeed”.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rfd February 2021

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Email attachments not covered by legal privilege, court clarifies – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Email attachments are not to be covered by legal professional privilege even if the email is, the Supreme Court effectively decided this week.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st January 2021

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Email attachments are not privileged just because message is – Legal Futures

Posted January 21st, 2021 in appeals, disclosure, electronic mail, news, privilege, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has refused to interfere in a ruling that legal professional privilege (LPP) which covers an email does not extend to any attachments.’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2021

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Man sentenced for sending malicious email after Bristol statue toppled – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 72-year-old man from Merseyside has been sentenced for sending abusive messages to the Mayor of Bristol after protestors removed the statue of Edward Colston in the city in June last year.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th January 2021

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PayPal ‘reward’ email rapped for misleading – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2020 in advertising, consumer protection, electronic mail, news by sally

‘An email sent by payment giant PayPal which promised customers a reward of £10 for using their account did not make it clear enough that not everyone would receive it, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2020

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Data protection challenges of remote working – Local Government Lawyer

‘Samantha Smith looks at how organisations can handle the data protection challenges of remote working.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd October 2020

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Westergate primary school snooping-accused teacher cleared – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2020 in computer crime, electronic mail, employment, holidays, news, privacy, teachers by sally

‘A teacher who spoke out about alleged “overgrading” of pupils’ work has been cleared of snooping on her colleagues’ emails.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2020

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