Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: First International Forum on Online Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: First International Forum on Online Courts.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 6th December 2018

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‘Catfish’ rapist who blackmailed victims he met online is jailed for 15 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A “predatory sex offender” who was spared jail after blackmailing a girl he met online went on to rape a woman after his rehabilitation course was delayed due to “financial constraints,” a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2018

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Websites banned from holding ‘fake countdown’ sales by ASA amid fears they are fuelling fast fashion – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2018 in advertising, internet, news by sally

‘Websites have been banned from holding ‘fake countdown sales’ by the Advertising Standards Authority amid fears the ‘psychological tool’ is fuelling fast fashion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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Grindr cheat pharmacist guilty of wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in burglary, domestic violence, fraud, insurance, internet, murder, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A pharmacist who strangled his wife with a Tesco bag so he could start a new life with his boyfriend has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Speech by Lord Chancellor of the High Court: The City UK Launch – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Lord Chancellor of the High Court: The City UK Launch.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 30th November 2018

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Speech by Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales: The cutting edge of digital reform – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales: The cutting edge of digital reform.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd December 2018

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Online gambling firms fined in crackdown – BBC News

‘Three online casino companies have been fined and one has been prevented from operating in the UK following a crackdown by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has fined three firms almost £14m for not having “effective safeguards” to prevent money laundering and harm to customers from gambling.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Google settled racism case from contractor ‘treated like a terrorist’ – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2018 in compensation, harassment, internet, news, racism, terrorism by tracey

‘Google was forced to settle a claim of race discrimination by one of its contractors after he claimed he was repeatedly treated as a terror suspect while working on a covert research project to navigate shopping centres for Google Maps.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2018

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Facebook documents seized by MPs investigating privacy breach – BBC News

Posted November 26th, 2018 in data protection, documents, internet, news, parliament, privacy, search & seizure by tracey

‘A cache of Facebook documents has been seized by MPs investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Rarely used parliamentary powers were used to demand that the boss of a US software firm hand over the details.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2018

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Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in appeals, data protection, fines, internet, news, ombudsmen, privacy by sally

‘Facebook has appealed against a fine imposed on it by the UK’s data watchdog after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2018

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Facebook to lodge appeal against ICO’s £500,000 fine – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in appeals, data protection, fines, internet, news by tracey

‘Facebook is lodging an appeal against the record fine of £500,000 levied against it by the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK, arguing that the penalty “challenges some of the basic principles of how people should be allowed to share information online”.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2018

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Review of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – Home Office

‘This review sought to measure changes in outcomes before and after the implementation of the Act, to provide an indication of whether its aims are being achieved.’

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Home Office, 19th November 2018

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Hayley Weatherall and lover jailed over husband murder plots – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2018 in cancer, conspiracy, internet, murder, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A wife, her lover and his daughter have been jailed for life over a plot to kill her terminally ill husband.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2018

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TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2018 in computer crime, guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two friends who took part in a £77m hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2018 in consumer protection, contracts, fines, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Virgin Media and EE have been fined a combined £13.3m by the regulator Ofcom for overcharging nearly 500,000 phone and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts early.@

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The Guardian, 16th November 2018

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Man jailed for targeting grieving families with online abuse – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who admitted targeting Facebook memorial pages with sickening messages has been jailed for 14 months today (15 Oct) at Newcastle Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th November 2018

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County court to test video hearings in year-long pilot – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2018 in county courts, internet, live link evidence, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘A year-long pilot to hear applications to set aside county court default judgments by an internet-enabled video link will begin at the end of this month.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2018

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Sentencing Council launches online sentencing guidelines for use in the Crown Court – Sentencing Council

Posted November 8th, 2018 in internet, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The launch of the Crown Court guidelines online marks the latest step in the Council’s programme to deliver guidelines in a digital format that is immediately accessible, quick and easy to use, and designed to support the ways in which Judges, Magistrates and other users work.’

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Sentencing Council, 8th November 2018

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Online will providers 77% cheaper than solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 1st, 2018 in fees, internet, Law Commission, news, probate, solicitors, statistics, wills by sally

‘Online will providers are 77% cheaper than solicitors on average, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 1st November 2018

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Criminal law not keeping pace with digital world – report – The Guardian

‘Online communications law is incoherent and fails to protect victims of abuse from harassment such as “deepfake” pornography, according to a report by the Law Commission.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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