Real time communications monitoring legislation would need privacy safeguards to comply with EU laws, expert says – OUT-LAW.com

“New legislation that would enable a UK intelligence agency to monitor data from internet communications in real time without a warrant could be challenged at EU level unless other privacy safeguards limit the scope of that monitoring, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2012

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Theresa May defends email surveillance plans – The Guardian

“The home secretary has defended government plans to extend the powers of the security services to monitor the public’s email, telephone calls and social media communications against growing criticism, insisting they are vital to catch paedophiles, terrorists and other criminals.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2012

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Government plans increased email and social network surveillance – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in electronic mail, internet, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, terrorism by sally

“Ministers are to introduce a new law allowing police and security services to extend their monitoring of the public’s email and social media communications, the Home Office has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2012

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ICO expects electronically stored personal data to be searchable in order to meet access requirements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 30th, 2012 in data protection, electronic mail, news by tracey

“Organisations should have the ability to search their computer systems for records of personal data they store and should have transparent policies and practices if they delete that information, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th March 2012

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Michael Gove appeals against ruling on misuse of email – The Guardian

“The education secretary, Michael Gove, is challenging a ruling by the information commissioner that he used a private email account for departmental business.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2012

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Times admits it ‘misled’ High Court over email hacking case – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2012 in anonymity, electronic mail, evidence, inquiries, interception, media, news by sally

“The Times misled the High Court during its attempt to name a detective as the writer of an anonymous blog, the newspaper’s then legal manager admitted yesterday.”

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The Independent, 16th March 2012

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Leveson: Times failed to tell judge about NightJack hacking – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2012 in disclosure, electronic mail, inquiries, media, news, privacy by tracey

“The Times newspaper failed to tell a High Court judge that one of its journalists had obtained information illegally because of fears that he would be prosecuted if he told the truth, the Leveson Inquiry heard yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2012

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Golden Ocean Group Ltd v Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 13th, 2012 in appeals, charterparties, electronic mail, law reports by sally

Golden Ocean Group Ltd v Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd and another [2012] EWCA Civ 265; [2012] WLR (D) 70

“A contract of guarantee is enforceable where contained not in a single document signed by the guarantor but in a series of documents duly authenticated by the signature of the guarantor.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2012

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Government department must disclose data from private email correspondence, ICO rules – OUT-LAW.com

“The Department for Education (DfE) must disclose information sent from a private email address belonging to the Education Secretary unless there is a legitimate reason to refuse doing so, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th March 2012

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NightJack blogger to sue the Times for damages – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2012 in damages, electronic mail, interception, internet, media, news by sally

“The Lancashire detective exposed by the Times for writing an anonymous blog about crime issues is to sue the newspaper for damages after it emerged that a reporter initially identified him by hacking into his emails.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2012

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University’s back up copy of email should be disclosed, rules Tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 30th, 2012 in electronic mail, freedom of information, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner should have ruled that a university was likely to be storing a copy of a deleted email it had refused a request to disclose, an Information Rights Tribunal has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2012

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Private Whitehall emails ‘are covered by info laws’ – BBC News

“Ministers and Whitehall officials have been warned not to try to hide sensitive government information by using private emails and text messages.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2011

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Live text based communication guidance – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 15th, 2011 in courts, electronic mail, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, today (14 December) handed down guidance on using laptops and hand‐held devices to communicate directly from courts in England and Wales.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 14th December 2011

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Judges will decide who can tweet from court – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2011 in contempt of court, electronic mail, internet, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Despite uncertainty over who’s a legal commentator or journalist and who isn’t, Lord Judge’s guidance shouldn’t lead to problems.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2011

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Civil servants fear FoI ruling over private emails and text messages – The Guardian

“Ministers, civil servants and government advisers are bracing themselves for an information commission ruling this week declaring that emails sent within government from private accounts are subject to freedom of information legislation and therefore can be disclosed.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2011

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Groupon ad ‘pressuring’ consumers into hurried cosmetic surgery is banned – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in advertising, complaints, electronic mail, medical treatment, news, ombudsmen by sally

“A promotion email from Groupon offering discounted cosmetic surgery, including breast enlargement, has been banned for “pressuring” consumers into hurriedly making potentially life-changing decisions in just a few hours.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011

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Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age – Justice

Posted November 4th, 2011 in complaints, electronic mail, interception, investigatory powers, news, privacy by tracey

“In this new major report, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, JUSTICE calls for a fundamental overhaul of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act in order to protect the right of individual privacy from unnecessary, unwarranted and unchecked state intrusion.”

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Justice, 4th Novemver 2011

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Law against phone hacking is not working, says civil liberties group – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2011 in complaints, electronic mail, interception, investigatory powers, news, privacy by tracey

“Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act fails to protect individuals from illegal surveillance, according to Justice.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2011

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Courts should ditch ‘absurd’ paper-based systems, say Neuberger and Vos – The Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2011 in courts, electronic filing, electronic mail, news by sally

“Britain’s leading judges are calling for an electronic revolution in the courts, arguing that enhanced use of technology would solidify London’s High Court as one of the best in the world.”

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The Lawyer, 20th October 2011

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ICO publishes guide to university research disclosure – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 28th, 2011 in disclosure, electronic mail, freedom of information, news, universities by sally

“University workers must release information from personal webmail accounts on request if it is related to public business, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th September 2011

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