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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BSB panel rejects complaints over barrister’s Royal baby tweet – Legal Futures

‘A Bar Standards Board (BSB) panel has rejected more than 80 complaints made against a barrister accused of making racist comments on Twitter about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby last year.’

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Legal Futures, 30th March 2022

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Barrister sanctioned for “offensive” Muslim tweet wins appeal – Legal Futures

‘A Bar Standards Board (BSB) panel applied too low a threshold in sanctioning a barrister for a tweet about Muslims that it said would cause offence, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 28th March 2022

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Local authority ordered to pay 85% of costs of wasted Court of Protection hearing – Local Government Lawyer

‘A local authority that was seeking to restrict a woman’s access to social media has been ordered to pay 85% of the Official Solicitor’s costs after the council was late in submitting assessments and a position statement.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd March 2022

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Should Access To The Internet Be A Human Right? – Each Other

Posted March 21st, 2022 in coronavirus, human rights, internet, news by sally

‘A right to internet access might sound trivial to some, but for many people access to the internet continues to provide a lifeline. Even after national Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, many people remain dependant on the internet as a means of accessing medication, food, an education and a source of income.’

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Each Other, 17th March 2022

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UK introduces exhaustive Online Safety Bill – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2022 in bills, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, pornography by tracey

‘The government is to introduce its long-awaited Online Safety Bill in Parliament on Thursday.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2022

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‘Music is so different now’: Copyright laws need to change, says legal expert – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, internet, interpretation, news by tracey

‘Songwriters such as Ed Sheeran face a future of drawn out legal battles because the way in which people consume music has changed so much in the past half a century, a leading legal expert has warned, as she urged courts to reconsider how they interpret copyright law.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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New law banning cyberflashing to be included in online safety bill – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in bills, criminal justice, internet, news, sexual offences, voyeurism by tracey

‘Cyberflashing is to become a criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years in jail under government plans to strengthen the upcoming online safety bill.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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TikTok: lawyers ‘unwisely’ waited until last minute – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has dealt a blow to the claimant in a high-profile privacy claim against social media platform TikTok after refusing an extension of time for service.
In SMO (A Child) v Tiktok Inc & Ors Mr Justice Nicklin said that the “inescapable reality” of why the claimant needed an extension was that she had waited until the last minute to meet key deadlines.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th March 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk