Ex-GP practice manager fined for emailing personal data to own account without authorisation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 9th, 2019 in data protection, doctors, electronic mail, fines, news by sally

‘A former GP practice manager has been fined for sending personal data to her own email account without authorisation, following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2019

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Windrush: Home Office admits data breach in compensation scheme – BBC News

‘The Home Office has admitted breaching data protection rules when it launched the Windrush compensation scheme.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2019

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GDPR: ‘e-Privacy’ breaches can be factored into fines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 19th, 2019 in data protection, EC law, electronic mail, fines, news, privacy by sally

‘Businesses face higher fines if their processing of personal data is found to breach both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU ‘e-Privacy’ rules, according to a new opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2019

Source: www.out-law.com

DWP defeats public sector equality duty challenge over method of communication with homeless man – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Department for Work & Pensions has successfully defended a High Court challenge brought by a homeless man who claimed that its approach to communication was in breach of its duties under the public sector equality duty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th March 2019

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Crime barristers threaten unilateral action over working hours – Legal Futures

Posted February 26th, 2019 in barristers, criminal procedure, electronic mail, news, working time by tracey

‘Criminal law barristers cannot go on without “sensible parameters” for sitting hours and overnight working and will take action if the judiciary does not, the head of their representative body said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 26th February 2019

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Proposed UK law could expose journalists’ emails, say critics – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2019 in bills, data protection, disclosure, electronic mail, media, news, privacy by sally

‘British police forces could find it easier to access journalists’ private emails as a result of legislation making its way through parliament, according to freedom of speech campaigners, who are urging politicians to make a last-minute intervention to secure journalistic freedom.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2019

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Justice ministry knew court IT systems were ‘obsolete’, papers reveal – The Guardian

‘The Ministry of Justice knew its court computer systems were “obsolete” and “out of support” long before the network went into meltdown last week, internal documents have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Top judge urges family lawyers to curb late emails for sake of wellbeing – Legal Futures

Posted January 25th, 2019 in electronic mail, family courts, judges, news, time limits by tracey

‘Limits on how early or late lawyers can email each may be needed to avoid burn-out given the “remorseless” pressure the system is under, the president of the Family Division has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2019

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Court restores appeal after email over 10MB bounced back – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has granted leniency to a litigant whose first attempt at submitting a document failed because the electronic file was too big. In J v K & Anor, Lord Justice Underhill said the appellant, then unrepresented, could not have been expected to know the limits on email submission and his appeal was wrongly dismissed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 23rd Janaury 2019

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Courts IT chaos prompts call for compensation and more funding – The Guardian

‘The computer network collapse that disrupted courts across England and Wales for days has prompted calls for compensation and improved funding for the beleaguered criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2019

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Law courts in chaos as IT meltdown disrupts thousands of cases – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in courts, electronic filing, electronic mail, internet, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘Thousands of cases have been disrupted or delayed across England and Wales after the courts service’s main computer network repeatedly crashed, preventing lawyers and judges from working.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2019

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Computers fail in courts across England as judges and CPS struggle to access vital case information – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2019 in courts, documents, electronic filing, electronic mail, news by sally

‘Court computer systems have been failing across England as judges and the Crown Prosecution Service struggle to access vital case information held digitally.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2019

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Students banned from accessing university emails for failing to pay rent, going against CMA rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Students have been banned from accessing university emails and shut out from campus libraries after failing to pay rent, it has been revealed. Undergraduates at the University of Liverpool who live in university-owned accommodation and are unable to pay their rent on time are being handed “academic sanctions”, contrary to Competition and Markets Authority rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2019

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New Judgment: UKI (Kingsway) Ltd v Westminster City Council & Anor [2018] UKSC 67 – UKSC Blog

Posted December 18th, 2018 in electronic mail, local government, news, rates, service, Supreme Court by sally

‘This appeal considered the validity of the service of a completion notice under the Local Government Finance Act 1988, Sch 4A by the appellant on the respondent.’

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UKSC Blog, 17th December 2018

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Council wins Supreme Court battle with ratepayer over service of completion notice – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 18th, 2018 in electronic mail, local government, news, rates, service, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Westminster City Council in a dispute over whether a completion notice in relation to a redevelopment was validly served on a ratepayer.’

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Local Government Lawyer, December 2018

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Law firms “will stop using email within five years” – Legal Futures

‘Email will be replaced within five years by a more secure means of communication for law firms, an expert predicted this week.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2018

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E-receipts from leading retailers ‘may break data protection rules’ – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in advertising, consent, data protection, electronic mail, news, privacy by sally

‘Several large retailers may be breaking data protection rules with their e-receipts, according to an investigation by the consumer body Which?.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2018

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No privilege for “purely commercial discussions” on settlement – Litigation Futures

Posted December 10th, 2018 in electronic mail, news, privilege by sally

‘“Purely commercial discussions” within a business about settling a dispute before litigation has begun are not protected by litigation privilege, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th December 2018

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Legal analytics – when big data meets big law – The Guardian

‘Automated data analysis has changed how scientists think about health research, and is helping uncover inefficiencies in transport systems. Now it’s making waves in the legal sector.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

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Online pleas and AI for judges: minister reveals UK law reform plans – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, electronic filing, electronic mail, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Court cases conducted by email, more pleas made online and judges helped by artificial intelligence are likely to feature in the next stage of digital law reform, the justice minister Lucy Frazer has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2018

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