International law should be applied to cyberspace, Attorney General to say – The Independnet

‘International law should be applied to cyberspace to make it clear when a nation state has acted unlawfully and what action can be legally taken in response to a cyberattack, the Attorney General will say.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2022

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Third of revenge porn cases dropped by victims – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2022 in internet, news, pornography, prosecutions, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘More than a third of revenge porn cases are dropped by victims despite a suspect being identified, figures show.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2022

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‘Guess what happened?’ Criminal taunted police by posting ‘catch me if you can’ under wanted appeal – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2022 in firearms, imprisonment, internet, news, police, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A criminal who wrote “catch me if you can” under his own wanted appeal on Facebook has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2022

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Paedophile jailed after trying to groom children on social media – The Guardian

‘A paedophile has been jailed for 10 years after using social media to groom children.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2022

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SRA disciplinary decisions could stay in public domain for longer – Legal Futures

‘Details of disciplinary and other regulatory action taken by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) could be published for longer than the current three years to combat misinformation online, it said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2022

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UK watchdog will have power to impose huge fines on big tech firms – The Guardian

‘A new tech watchdog will be given the power to impose multibillion-pound fines on major firms such as Google and Facebook if they breach rules designed to protect consumers and businesses.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2022

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Online safety: work needed to improve UK Bill – OUT-LAW.com

‘There is broad consensus that a greater degree of regulation of online content is necessary, but the aims of the proposed new Online Safety Bill in the UK could be undermined by a lack of clarity over the way the legislation is to be implemented and enforced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2022

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Speech by the Master of the Rolls to the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 29th, 2022 in computer programs, internet, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has spoken at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference in York. His lecture was entitled: “The proper place of the law in a digital society”.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 28th April 2022

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Met Police officer who arranged to meet ’13-year-old girl’ for sex jailed for five years – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 28th, 2022 in child abuse, internet, news, police, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officer has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for arranging to a meet a 13-year-old girl for sex when he was “on duty working from home”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2022

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Doctors could soon face action over ‘misleading’ social media posts – The Guardian

‘Doctors who share “misleading” information on social media could face regulatory action, according to planned new guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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Children between three and six ‘victims of self-generated child sexual abuse’ – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2022 in child abuse, internet, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘Children as young as between three and six years old are becoming the latest victims in a growing trend of self-generated child sexual abuse, a report from an internet safety watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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Hampshire football coach Alfie Morel jailed for child sex attacks – BBC News

‘A football coach who sexually abused boys after grooming them through online gaming and relentless messages has been jailed for 15 years and 10 months.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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UK consumer law enforcement powers to be bolstered – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses that breach UK consumer protection laws will be subject to fines of up to 10% of their annual global turnover under changes to legislation the UK government has committed to making.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2022

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Counter-terrorism measures in Online Safety Bill ‘muzzled and confused’, watchdog says – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2022 in bills, internet, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Counter-terrorism measures in the government’s Online Safety Bill could be “muzzled and confused”, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2022

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UK to make fake reviews illegal and tackle ‘subscription traps’ – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2022 in competition, consumer protection, deceit, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Fake reviews are to be outlawed and consumers will have more chances to get out of subscriptions they do not want under a package of measures proposed by the UK government to stop people being ripped off online.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2022

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Official court judgments database goes live – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 20th, 2022 in internet, judgments, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘A new official route for the online publication of court judgments marks “a vital step towards better transparency” in the justice system, the government said today. As the Gazette revealed last year, the new service from the National Archives, called Find Case Law, presents judgments formatted to ease analysis by computer. For the first time, judgments are published under a clear copyright licence permitting such use.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th April 2022

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High Court judge refuses to block trip by vulnerable adult abroad but urges her not to go – Local Government Lawyer

‘A young adult with a lifelong serious mental illness should not be prevented from visiting a man in Brazil suspected of grooming her, but should very carefully consider the wisdom of doing so, a Deputy High Court judge has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2022

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Rape victim sues police for naming her online – BBC News

‘A woman who was gang-raped by men claiming to be Welsh rugby players has sued the police for naming her online.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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Radlett anaesthetist jailed for arranging child sex abuse – BBC News

‘An NHS consultant anaesthetist who was caught by police while arranging to sexually abuse a seven-year-old girl has been jailed for 28 months.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Man, 19, jailed for racially abusing Marcus Rashford on Twitter – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2022 in internet, news, racism, sentencing, sport by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for six weeks for racially abusing Marcus Rashford on Twitter after the Euro 2020 final, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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