Dartford convicted killer jailed after paedophile hunter sting – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted killer who was caught trying to meet a young girl for sex has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Copyright ruling challenges internet practices on posting photos – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 10th, 2018 in copyright, internet, news, photography by sally

‘Website operators cannot lift copyrighted media lawfully posted elsewhere on the internet without first obtaining the rights holder’s permission to publish the image themselves, the EU’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th August 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Privacy International v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs & ors – Blackstone Chambers

‘The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has given its third judgment in this case concerning the collection and use of bulk communications data (‘BCD’) and bulk personal datasets (‘BPD’) by the Security and Intelligence Agencies (MI5, MI6 and GCHQ – the ‘SIAs’).’

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Blackstone Chambers, 21st July 2018

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Animated child-porn loophole must be closed, says Baroness Howe – Daily Telegraph

‘Adults will be able to view computer-generated child abuse images online because of a loophole in new laws barring under-18s from porn sites, the Government has been warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Yorkshire solicitor suspended for Twitter rants – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 8th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, internet, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A law firm partner who sent a series of offensive messages about various religions has been suspended from practising for 18 months.”

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th August 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitor suspended for sending offensive tweets – Legal Futures

Posted August 6th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, internet, news, solicitors by sally

‘A senior solicitor who sent offensives tweets about Islam, Catholicism and Judaism – and also retweeted some – has been suspended from practice for 18 months.’

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Legal Futures, 6th August 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

‘Sinister’ Facebook stalker jailed for abusing woman – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in internet, news, restraining orders, stalking by tracey

‘A “cowardly predator” who cyber-stalked a disabled campaigner against online abuse has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Thai bride wins battle to share ‘secret’ relationship with US economist on Facebook – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 25th, 2018 in bigamy, internet, married persons, misuse of private information, news by tracey

‘A married US economist lost a High Court battle against his Thai bride over a Facebook picture she uploaded that he feared would out his secret relationship with her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Reaching the point of no [search] return – Counsel

Posted July 16th, 2018 in criminal records, data protection, internet, news by tracey

‘Google fail? Heather Rogers QC puts the legal record straight on the first two ‘right to be forgotten’ cases – tried under the twilight data protection regime but with issues far from resolved.’

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Counsel, July 2018

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Prosecution of Uber driver dismissed amid claims app was plying for hire – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 13th, 2018 in internet, licensing, local government, news, taxis by tracey

‘The Chief Magistrate, Dame Emma Arbuthnot, has dismissed a prosecution of a driver using the Uber App, based on an allegation that the App was a form of plying for hire. Philip Kolvin QC of Cornerstone Barristers, who appeared for the defendant, Mudassar Ali, said the judicial decision was the first on the topic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th July 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Facebook fined for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2018 in data protection, fines, internet, news by tracey

‘Facebook is to be fined £500,000, the maximum amount possible, for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the information commissioner has announced.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Rights holders face extra burdens under new WHOIS data plan – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 10th, 2018 in data protection, domain names, EC law, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

‘Businesses are likely to encounter additional barriers when seeking to enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights under any new plans that are drawn up for accessing ‘WHOIS’ data.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th July 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Woman harassed for 12 years by online date gets damages – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2018 in damages, harassment, internet, news by sally

‘A woman who was harassed for 12 years by a man she met through an online dating website is to receive damages.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BSB and Bar Council warn about risks of online barrister reviews – Legal Futures

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in barristers, competition, complaints, consumer protection, internet, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board has warned consumers about the risks of choosing a barrister based on online reviews, while telling the profession that it needs to watch this fast-growing area.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd July 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Website blocking orders – who pays? – Technology Law Update

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in counterfeiting, electronic commerce, internet, news, repayment by sally

‘It has been clear for a while now that court orders against intermediaries can be a useful tool in tackling web-based infringement. Online selling requires the involvement of technology services – internet service providers, online marketplaces, social media platforms, etc – in order to function. The law recognises this and looks for ways to tackle infringement. But a recent UK Supreme Court ruling (Cartier International v BT) takes a new direction by requiring IP owners to repay ISPs for the cost of blocking measures.’

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Technology Law Update, 29th June 2018

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Political ads on social media must be transparent – Electoral Commission – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2018 in advertising, elections, internet, news, political parties by sally

‘”Urgent” action is needed to make online political advertising more honest and transparent, the UK’s election watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2018

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: The Foundation for Science and Technology – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 21st, 2018 in computer programs, courts, internet, speeches by tracey

‘Debate on how the adoption of new technology can be accelerated to improve the efficiency of the justice system.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st June 2018

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Government introduces new Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence – Home Office

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, crime, internet, offensive weapons, press releases, young persons by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 20 June) introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.’

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Home Office, 20th June 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2018 in bereavement, disclosure, identification, internet, news, third parties by sally

‘Facebook has been ordered by a UK high court judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician and his band, six months after he died.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2018

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London drill rap group banned from making music due to threat of violence – The Guardian

‘A drill rap group in London has been issued with a court order that bans them from making music without police permission.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com