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

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

Instagram ‘wrong’ to take down drill music video – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in artistic works, gangs, internet, news, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The owner of Instagram has been told it should not have removed a drill music video.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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Children being coerced into most severe forms of sexual abuse online – report – The Independent

‘The Internet Watch Foundation says it found nearly 900 instances of the most severe types of child sexual abuse content in just five days.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2022

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New UK guidelines place stricter rules on age-restricted online campaigns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 18th, 2022 in advertising, children, codes of practice, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising regulator has published new rules on how to target age-restricted ads responsibly online. Advertisers need to ensure compliance right from the start of the campaign planning, according to experts at Pinsent Masons.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Ex-police officer jailed after arriving to meet ‘15-year-old’ in KFC car park – The Independent

‘An ex-police officer has been jailed after he was caught by an undercover agent arranging to meet a 15-year-old girl at KFC with condoms and lube.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Suffolk Police apology over sex abuse victims’ data on website – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2022 in anonymity, data protection, internet, news, police, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘An investigation has begun after the personal details of sexual abuse victims appeared on a police website.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Online predator jailed for sexually abusing girls as young as 12 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An online predator who forced young girls to sign a sexual contract with him has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

‘No evidence’ Archie Battersbee did TikTok blackout challenge, coroner says – The Guardian

‘Archie Battersbee accessed TikTok on the day he suffered a catastrophic brain injury but no evidence has been found that he was taking part in the online “blackout challenge”, a coroner’s court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Age assessment and social media evidence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 4th, 2022 in asylum, children, disclosure, immigration, internet, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘The Upper Tribunal has provided guidance on social media evidence in age assessment cases. Donnchadh Greene examines its ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th November 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Twitter libel ruling vindicates TV presenter – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 1st, 2022 in appeals, damages, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal’s judgment was handed down in August 2022 in Laura Murray’s appeal against the ruling of Mr Justice Nicklin in Rachel Riley’s (pictured above) libel claim. The appeal was unanimously dismissed by the Court of Appeal, with £10,000 falling due to Riley.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th October 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BSB urged to act on “online misogyny” aimed at female barristers – Legal Futures

Posted October 27th, 2022 in barristers, harassment, internet, news, women by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) needs to highlight the link between online misogyny and female barristers who speak out on issues affecting women in the law, a campaigning group has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 27th October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Meta ordered to sell Giphy as UK competition watchdog confirms decision – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2022 in appeals, competition, internet, news, ombudsmen, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK’s competition watchdog has reissued an order to Facebook’s parent firm Meta to sell Giphy.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2022

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‘They said: aren’t you that porn star?’ The woman hunting down image-based abuse – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2022 in internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘Mia Landsem, whose ex spread an intimate photo of her online, now spends hours each day helping others get images removed.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Former UCL academic to pay damages after harassing colleague for months – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2022 in damages, defamation, employment, harassment, internet, news, universities by tracey

‘A former academic at University College London must pay almost £50,000 in damages to a former colleague after falsely portraying her as a sex worker on social media as part of a months-long campaign of harassment.’

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The Guardian,12th October 2022

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Serial cyberstalker who harassed dozens of women has jail term cut – The Guardian

‘The court of appeal has reduced the jail sentence of a serial cyberstalker who harassed women by creating fake social media accounts to spread fake claims about them.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2022

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Government control over the flow of information: Lord Sumption on the Online Safety Bill – Law Pod UK

Posted October 6th, 2022 in bills, inquests, internet, news, podcasts, suicide, young persons by sally

‘”Government control over the flow of information”: Lord Sumption speaks out against the threat to freedom of speech posed by the Online Safety Bill.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th October 2022

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Molly Russell: Social media a factor in teenager’s death, coroner says

‘The “negative effects of online content” were a factor in the death of a girl who took her own life, an inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2022

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TikTok may be fined £27m for failing to protect children – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2022 in fines, internet, news, privacy, video recordings by sally

‘TikTok could face a £27m fine for failing to protect children’s privacy when they’re using the platform.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2022

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Top human rights barrister highlights Chinese cyber-attacks on her and others – Legal Futures

‘One of the country’s leading human rights barristers has complained about Twitter accounts and emails purporting to be from her and other human rights defenders that spring up when they criticise China.’

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Legal Futures, 26th September 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk