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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Panic as ministers are warned they may have to disclose personal emails – The Independent

“David Cameron and his most senior aides face being forced to open up their private email accounts to see if they contain details of sensitive government business hidden from the Civil Service. A meeting of permanent secretaries yesterday discussed ordering a ‘trawl’ of personal email accounts held by Mr Cameron, senior aides and government ministers to see if they contain messages which fall within the remit of the Freedom of Information Act, The Independent understands.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2011

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Michael Gove faces questions over use of private email – Daily Telegraph

“Michael Gove and his closest advisers are under scrutiny after Government business was apparently conducted using personal email accounts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2011

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Phone hacking: information commissioner ends NoW inquiry – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2011 in electronic mail, evidence, interception, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“The information commissioner has ended his investigation into News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers following ‘assurances’ it did not lose a tranche of emails which could contain evidence its journalists were involved in hacking phones.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2011

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Tory MP Zac Goldsmith defends super-injunction – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2011 in electronic mail, injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

“Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has insisted he was right to take out a super-injunction after private e-mails were hacked and passed to newspapers.”

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BBC News, 14th June 2011

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Super-injunctions: journalists’ emails could be searched – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 17th, 2011 in electronic mail, injunctions, media, news by sally

“Emails and text messages sent by a former editor of The Sun and all its employees could be searched under an order sought by lawyers for the Premier League footballer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2011

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Professional negligence litigation rise down to the unscrupulous few – Law Society’s Gazette

“Economically speaking, the law is generally thought to be a counter-cyclical profession.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th May 2011

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Information Commissioner gets new powers to fine for spam emails – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 4th, 2011 in data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, telecommunications by sally

“Organisations that make unwanted marketing phone calls or send spam emails to consumers could face fines of up to £500,000, the Government has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2011

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Embrace electronic working, criminal law solicitors told – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has called on criminal law firms to embrace electronic working, as the Crown Prosecution Services seeks to become completely digital by April 2012.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2011

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Heathrow airport expansion e-mails investigated – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2010 in airports, electronic mail, freedom of information, news by sally

“The Department for Transport (DfT) is facing an ‘intensive investigation’ over claims e-mails about the expansion of Heathrow Airport were deleted.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2010

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Climate e-mails row university ‘breached data laws’ – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2010 in data protection, electronic mail, freedom of information, news, universities by sally

“A university unit involved in a row over stolen e-mails on climate research breached rules by withholding data, the Information Commissioner’s Office says.”

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BBC News, 28th January 2010

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Legislation to access public’s texts and emails put on hold – The Guardian

“Legislation for a £2bn Home Office surveillance project to track details of everybody’s email, mobile phone, text and internet use has been put on hold after a consultation raised concerns over its technical feasibility, costs and privacy safeguards.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk