Electronic disclosure in England and Wales – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2022 in disclosure, electronic mail, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Electronically stored information (ESI) is crucial to resolving your disputes and complying with your disclosure obligations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th October 2022

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Top human rights barrister highlights Chinese cyber-attacks on her and others – Legal Futures

‘One of the country’s leading human rights barristers has complained about Twitter accounts and emails purporting to be from her and other human rights defenders that spring up when they criticise China.’

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Legal Futures, 26th September 2022

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Data watchdog reprimands government over pandemic WhatsApp use – BBC News

‘The Department of Health has been reprimanded over ministers’ and officials’ use of messaging apps and private email during the pandemic.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2022

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Judge terminates appointment of guardian who criticised solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in children, electronic mail, guardianship, law firms, news, solicitors by sally

‘A circuit judge has terminated the appointment of the guardian of a young child in care proceedings after he criticised the father’s solicitor in a letter to the law firm’s head of department.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd March 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Virgin Media fined £50,000 for sending marketing emails without consent – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2021 in advertising, consent, electronic mail, fines, news by michael

‘Virgin Media has been fined £50,000 for sending marketing emails to customers who had not consented to receiving them, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2021

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Review or repetition? – Nearly Legal

Posted November 12th, 2021 in electronic mail, homelessness, housing, judicial review, London, news by tracey

‘Ms Bereket applied to LBWF for homelessness assistance. The authority accepted that it owed her a duty and offered her temporary accommodation in Luton. She rejected the offer as it was too far from her friends and family. The local authority explained why the property was suitable and gave a deadline for acceptance. Ms Bereket refused it again for the same reasons. The authority then decided that their duties had been discharged. She was told of her right to a review and, in a subsequent telephone call, was told the email address to use in order to request a review. She duly wrote to that address. Her email did not refer to any review but explained why the property was not suitable by reference to her need to stay in the local area (including, now, that her son had started school). The LA decided this was not a request for a review and she sought judicial review. The issue, therefore, was whether there had been a request for a review.’

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Nearly Legal, 11th November 2021

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Man spared jail for threatening Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner after Sir David Amess murder – The Independent

‘A man has been spared jail after sending a threatening email telling deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner she should “watch her back” after he found her address online.’

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The Independent, 28th October 2021

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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

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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

Source: www.3pb.co.uk

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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