CPS to crack down on social media hate crime, says Alison Saunders – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to face in plans announced by the director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

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Tougher laws to protect 10 million Britons who book holidays online – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2017 in consultations, consumer protection, holidays, internet, news by sally

‘Travellers booking package holidays online are to receive greater protection if a holiday company goes bust, under government proposals to strengthen rules.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2017

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New law could criminalise uncovering personal data abuses, advocate warns – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2017 in anonymity, bills, data protection, fines, identification, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A new law proposed to protect the privacy of British internet users could end up criminalising the only people working to uncover abuses of personal data, a leading privacy researcher has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2017

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Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2017 in encryption, intelligence services, internet, news by tracey

‘A former head of MI5 has spoken out against curtailing use of encryption in messaging apps despite warning that Islamist terrorism will remain a threat for up to another 30 years.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2017

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Teacher jailed for watching live stream of child rape – BBC News

‘A primary school teacher who watched a live stream of a six-year-old boy being raped has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2017

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WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man found guilty – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2017 in internet, news, terrorism by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of sharing terrorist propaganda via WhatsApp and YouTube.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2017

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BT wins legal challenge against Ofcom’s definition of business broadband markets – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 28th, 2017 in competition, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Plans to require BT to allow competing telecoms companies access to spare telecoms capacity, so that they can deliver rival broadband services to business customers, have been “quashed” by the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2017

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Online trolling laws under consideration following abuse of MPs – The Independent

‘An investigation into the abuse of MPs and parliamentary candidates is considering whether new laws are needed to protect public servants because of the rise of social media.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2017

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Stalker pilot jailed after signing former partner up to S&M dating sites and hacking her bridge club – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2017 in harassment, internet, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A spurned pilot maliciously signed his former partner up to sadomasochistic dating sites, stalked her and hacked into her bridge club.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2017

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UK laws to boost digital infrastructure come into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 20th, 2017 in codes of practice, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘UK laws designed to support the deployment of new digital infrastructure have now come into force.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th July 2017

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Electoral Commission calls for action on duplicate registration applications – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 19th, 2017 in elections, electoral register, internet, news by sally

‘Urgent action is needed to reduce both the scale and the administrative impact of duplicate registration applications ahead of future polls, the Electoral Commission has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th July 2017

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Digital pirates – on a sinking ship? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 19th, 2017 in copyright, EC law, international courts, internet, judgments, news, piracy by sally

‘On 14 June 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its long-awaited judgment in Stichting Brein v Ziggo BV (C-610/15), concerning the activities of controversial file-sharing platform The Pirate Bay (TPB).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th July 2017

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Proposals to make free movement of data a principle of EU law expected this autumn – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 19th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, freedom of information, internet, news, speeches by sally

‘The free movement of non-personal data is to be enshrined in EU law, the commissioner for the digital single market Andrus Ansip has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th July 2017

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Wonder of mobile internet means I can deal with cases on the move, top family court judge says – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2017 in adoption, appeals, electronic mail, family courts, internet, judges, news by sally

‘England’s most senior family court judge has told how he kept up to speed with a case via the internet while travelling home for a Bank Holiday weekend on a train.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2017

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MPs urged to pass law against online ‘catfish’ imposters tricking women into sex – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2017 in crime, fraud, identity fraud, internet, news, parliament by tracey

‘MPs are to be urged to outlaw the practice of ‘catfishing’, which refers to online predators using fake dating profiles to trick victims into sexual relationships.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2017

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Home deliveries to be banned for online knife sales – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2017 in consultations, internet, news, offensive weapons, sale of goods, young persons by tracey

‘Online shoppers buying knives could be forced to collect them in person in England and Wales, if plans to stop children purchasing blades go ahead.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2017

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Boost for legal bloggers after High Court throws out libel claim against barrister – Legal Futures

Posted July 17th, 2017 in barristers, defamation, internet, news, privilege, striking out by tracey

‘The growing ranks of legal bloggers commenting on often sensitive court rulings have been given comfort after a libel claim brought against a barrister who wrote about one on his personal website was struck out.’

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Legal Futures, 17th July 2017

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Viscount who offered money for killing of Brexit campaigner Gina Miller jailed for 12 weeks – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2017 in internet, news, racism, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A viscount who offered money to people who killed a Brexit campaigner has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2017

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Paedophile who encouraged abuse of boy in America jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A paedophile who encouraged the abuse of a young boy in America from his computer in Wales has been jailed today (July 12).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th July 2017

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PM orders inquiry into intimidation of MPs during general election – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has ordered an investigation into intimidation experienced by candidates during the last election after a barrage of complaints by MPs about death threats and harassment.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2017

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