A quarter of listed cases not published by National Archives – Legal Futures

Posted January 24th, 2023 in archives, courts, delay, internet, judgments, law reports, news, reports by sally

‘The National Archives (TNA), which took over as the immediate online publisher of senior court judgments last year, failed to publish judgments in over a quarter of cases in its first three months of operation, a report has found.’

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Legal Futures, 24th January 2023

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Tech bosses face jail if children not kept safe online after UK parliament deal – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2023 in amendments, bills, children, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Tech executives whose platforms persistently fail to protect children from online harm will face criminal charges after ministers reached a deal with Conservative backbenchers.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2023

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Performers make pitiful returns on streaming their music, MPs say – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in artistic works, intellectual property, internet, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Performers and creators are making a “pitiful” amount of money from streaming their music online, MPs have said. Musicians should receive a fairer share of revenues and there should be a “complete reset” of the streaming market, according to the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2023

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SRA to step up action over non-compliance with transparency rules – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to take a “more robust approach” to enforcing its transparency rules after its latest work indicated widespread non-compliance.’

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Legal Futures, 20th December 2022

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Police worker who shared dead body image on WhatsApp jailed for two years – The Independent

Posted December 15th, 2022 in guilty pleas, internet, misfeasance in public office, news, photography, police, suicide by tracey

‘A police control room worker who shared an image of a teenager’s decapitated head with his partner and friends on WhatsApp has been jailed for more than two years.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2022

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MoJ backs lasting power of attorney bill – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 14th, 2022 in bills, internet, Ministry of Justice, news, powers of attorney by sally

‘The government has backed a private members bill that will allow lasting powers of attorney to be made completely online. The Lasting Power of Attorney Bill, which brings forward government proposals to modernise the process, completed its second reading last Friday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th December 2022

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Erasure requests: accuracy and images – Panopticon

Posted December 13th, 2022 in data protection, EC law, internet, news by sally

‘The right to be forgotten – remember that? It isn’t often the subject of litigation, in the UK at least: uncertainty about outcomes is probably a significant reason why parties usually opt not to put their disputes before the courts. Last week’s judgment of the Grand Chamber of the CJEU in TU and RE v Google LLC (Case C‑460/20) won’t remove uncertainty about judicial approaches to such cases, but it does shed helpful light on some common elements of disputes under Article 17 (UK) GDPR.’

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Panopticon, 12th December 2022

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Electrician jailed for sharing videos of child he drugged and then raped – The Independent

‘An electrician who shared videos online of himself raping a young girl he had drugged has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2022

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UK families call for easier access to deceased children’s social media history – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2022 in bereavement, bills, coroners, families, inquests, internet, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘Bereaved families are calling for easier access to the social media histories of deceased children, supporting amendments to the online safety bill.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2022

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Online safety bill returns to parliament after five-month delay – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2022 in bills, delay, government departments, internet, news, political parties by sally

‘The online safety bill, the government’s flagship internet regulation, returns to parliament on Monday, after a five-month delay prompted by Conservative party factional warfare threatened to kill it off.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2022

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Law Commission recommendation targeting the encouragement of serious self-harm to be included in Online Safety Bill – Law Commission

‘Last week the Government announced that it will update the Online Safety Bill to include the Law Commission’s recommendation to make encouraging or assisting serious self-harm an offence.’

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Law Commission, 29th November 2022

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Judge to decide if brain-damaged teenager can be allowed to die – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in attempts, bills, delay, families, family courts, hospitals, internet, medical treatment, news, suicide by tracey

‘A High Court judge has been asked to decide whether a teenager who suffered brain damage after an “apparent suicide attempt” can lawfully be allowed to die.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2022

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MoJ: Number of unrepresented claimants is not measure of OIC success – Legal Futures

‘The fact that fewer than 10% of claimants use the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal without legal representation does not mean the system has failed to deliver, the government said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 30th November 2022

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Salting the Bird’s Tail? The Online Safety Bill -v- Musk’s Twitter – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 29th, 2022 in bills, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘The Online Safety Bill approaches free speech from a different context. If “democratic functioning” covers one side of the “freedom of speech coin”, then the other-side is illustrated by the tragic death of Molly Russell. Molly was a teenager who died of self-harm following the negative effects of online content, a recent investigation has concluded. This is the perspective from which the Online Safety Bill seeks to impose obligations on social media sites to protect users from harmful content.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th November 2022

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Online Safety Bill: Plan to make big tech remove harmful content axed – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2022 in bills, children, hate crime, internet, news by sally

‘Controversial measures which would have forced big technology platforms to take down legal but harmful material have been axed from the Online Safety Bill.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2022

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Cloud gaming and mobile browsers market investigation opened in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 28th, 2022 in competition, internet, news by tracey

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has opened an in-depth investigation into competition in the UK’s cloud gaming and mobile browsers markets.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th November 2022

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Pseudonymous claimant debarred from proceedings – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2022 in anonymity, civil procedure rules, copyright, costs, cryptocurrencies, internet, news by tracey

‘The operator and publisher of a website is not entitled to participate in court proceedings under the pseudonym “Cøbra” – even with legal representation, the High Court has ruled. In Wright v Persons Unknown, Costs Judge Rowley agreed to bar “Cøbra” from costs proceedings arising from a copyright case unless it identifies itself and provides an address.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th November 2022

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New laws to better protect victims from abuse of intimate images – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘Victims will be better protected from abusers who share intimate images without their consent, under a raft of changes to the law announced today (25 November 2022).’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th November 2022

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Law Commission recommendations to protect victims of intimate image abuse to be implemented – Law Commission

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘The Government has today announced that it will implement Law Commission recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 25th November 2022

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Meta seeks government protection from Rees-Mogg’s EU law bonfire – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, brexit, company law, EC law, internet, news by tracey

‘Facebook and Instagram have asked for government protection from Jacob Rees-Mogg’s bonfire of up to 4,000 EU laws on post-Brexit statute books. In a letter to a parliamentary committee to be published on Friday, the parent group, Meta, asks that laws underpinning social media firms are either “explicitly maintained elsewhere” or “removed from the scope” of the retained EU law (revocation and reform) bill.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2022

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