TikTok prankster Mizzy jailed for 18 weeks for breaching court order – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2023 in consent, imprisonment, internet, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘The TikTok prankster Mizzy has been jailed for 18 weeks by a judge who said his videos were “not funny”.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2023

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UK ICO challenges Clearview AI ruling – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK’s data protection authority has lodged an appeal against a tribunal ruling that found it did not have the power to take enforcement action against facial recognition software developer Clearview AI.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st November 2023

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BNE [2023]: Disclosure and the use of child decoy profiles in sexual communication cases – Park Square Barristers

‘The Appellant was charged with attempted sexual communication with a child (count 1) and attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity (count 2) after communicating with a decoy profile (‘X’).’

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Park Square Barristers, 31st October 2023

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Ofcom provides detail on Online Safety Act ‘illegal harms’ regime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 17th, 2023 in children, codes of practice, internet, news by tracey

‘Online content platforms operating in the UK should study recent publications issued by Ofcom to get a better handle on how the Online Safety Act will apply to them, and what they can do to meet the new legal requirements around addressing illegal content.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th November 2023

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YouTuber sentenced for antisemitic abuse during livestream, CPS says – The Independent

‘A YouTuber who targeted antisemitic abuse at a Jewish woman during a livestream has been sentenced for a hate crime.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2023

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George Peretz KC: Clause 19 of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill: Power without accountability – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 15th, 2023 in bills, competition, constitutional law, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Clause 19 of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (“the DMCC Bill”) gives the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) wide powers to impose conduct requirements on undertakings that the CMA has designated as having strategic market status (“SMS”) in respect of a digital activity (essentially, “big tech”). The condition for the exercise of the power is that the CMA considers it “appropriate” to do so having regard to broadly drawn statutory objectives – the “fair dealing” objective, the “open choices” objective (essentially, enabling consumers to choose freely and easily between providers) and the “trust and transparency” objective (essentially, having the information to make properly informed decisions). The types of conduct requirement that may be imposed are set out in clause 20: essentially, there is no statutory limit to the types of requirement that may be imposed save that (whatever they are) they must be for the purpose of securing various objectives or of preventing various widely defined types of conduct (for example “using data unfairly”). Breach of a conduct requirement may result, if the CMA so decides, in an enforcement order that requires action to remedy the breach or payment of damages.’

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UK Constitutional Law Assoication, 15th November 2023

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BSB social media guidance “will do little to protect women’s voices” – Legal Futures

Posted November 14th, 2023 in barristers, bullying, harassment, internet, news, women by sally

‘The new social media guidance from the Bar Standards Board (BSB) “will do little to protect women’s voices an increasingly digitised world”, two leading female barristers have argued.’

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Legal Futures, 14th November 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Amazon online marketplace trade mark case comes before UK Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 9th, 2023 in appeals, intellectual property, internet, news, Supreme Court, trade marks by sally

‘The extent to which holders of UK and EU trade mark rights can object to others using their marks to promote products listed for sale in online global marketplaces is to be considered by the UK Supreme Court in an upcoming case involving e-commerce giant Amazon.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th November 2023

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First Online Safety Act guidance for tech platforms targets grooming – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2023 in child abuse, children, codes of practice, internet, news, ombudsmen, sexual offences by sally

‘Social media platforms should fight online grooming by not suggesting children as “friends” by default, the communications watchdog says.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2023

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‘Clear evidence of cheating’: BSB decides not to lift suspension of online exams – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 7th, 2023 in barristers, deceit, examinations, internet, legal education, news by sally

‘Aspiring barristers will have to stick to pen and paper for written exams following a decision by the bar regulator not to lift a suspension of online assessments after receiving ‘clear evidence of cheating’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th November 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Speech by the Master of the Rolls: Justice in the Digital Age – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 6th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, courts, internet, judges, news by tracey

‘Justice in the Digital Age – Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Technology and Construction Court.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd November 2023

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 3rd, 2023 in employment, energy, equality, internet, legislation, public procurement, rates by tracey

2023 c. 54 – Procurement Act 2023

2023 c. 53 – Non-Domestic Rating Act 2023

2023 c. 51 – Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023

2023 c. 50 – Online Safety Act 2023

2023 c. 52 – Energy Act 2023

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Former children’s holiday camp manager jailed for online child sex abuse offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former children’s holiday camp manager who posed as a teenage girl in order to groom children online has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st November 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Online groomer who posed as teenage girl to abuse boys jailed – The Independent

‘A man who groomed boys online by posing as a teenage girl has been jailed, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2023

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High Court finds father in contempt of court over covert recording of adoption proceedings relating to his child – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 1st, 2023 in adoption, audio recordings, contempt of court, family courts, internet, news by sally

‘The High Court has found that a father made a covert audio-recording of a substantive court hearing in adoption proceedings, and within a few days, disposed of the recording and associated documents to another “with a view to their publication on YouTube”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, October 2023

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Betfred ads featuring boxer Anthony Joshua banned because of appeal to under-18s – The Independent

Posted November 1st, 2023 in advertising, children, gambling, internet, news, sport by sally

‘Three tweets for bookmaker Betfred featuring Anthony Joshua have been banned after a watchdog found the boxer’s strong appeal among under-18s broke gambling ad rules.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2023

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Online Safety Act becomes UK law with more detail on duties imminent – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 30th, 2023 in children, internet, news, statutory duty by tracey

‘Content platforms in the UK can expect to receive more details on the steps they might need to take to address the risk of illegal online harms on 9 November, a regulator has confirmed after the Online Safety Act passed into UK law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th October 2023

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Barrister’s fury after legal regulator takes no action over colleagues’ foul-mouthed tweets – The Independent

‘A women’s rights barrister has hit out at the regulatory body for not taking action against colleagues who verbally abused her in foul-mouthed rants on Twitter.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2023

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Online Safety Bill: divisive internet rules become law – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2023 in bills, children, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘After years of debate, the government’s controversial Online Safety Bill, which aims to make the internet safer for children, has become law.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

TikTok star Mizzy banned from social media and faces custodial sentence – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2023 in consent, criminal behaviour orders, internet, news by sally

‘The TikTok star known as Mizzy has been banned from using social media and faces a custodial sentence after he was found guilty of posting videos featuring people without their consent.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk