UK should not legislate to control children’s use of technology, says culture secretary – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2018 in children, computer programs, internet, legislation, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK culture secretary, Matt Hancock, does not allow his own children to have mobile phones and thinks none should have access to devices overnight, but would not follow the French government’s lead in legislating on the issue.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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Social media: its role in divorce and associated pitfalls – Family Law

Posted June 1st, 2018 in evidence, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Media reports that celebrity baker Paul Hollywood and his estranged wife have used social media to indulge in some online taunting will comes as no surprise to many family lawyers.’

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Family Law, 1st June 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

New broadband speed advert standards in force in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 31st, 2018 in advertising, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Broadband providers in the UK are now subject to stricter rules over the claims they can make about the speed of their services.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th May 2018

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Contempt of court – what does it mean? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, fines, internet, juries, media, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in “contempt of court”. What does that mean? And who else has been found “in contempt”?’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Blogger Alison Chabloz guilty over anti-Semitic songs – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in freedom of expression, internet, news, racism by sally

‘A blogger has been found guilty of broadcasting anti-Semitic songs on Youtube.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2018

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Katie Hopkins wins complaint against Mirror for ketamine headline – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in complaints, internet, media, news by sally

‘Katie Hopkins has won a complaint against the Mirror after a report on the newspaper’s website left the impression that she was prevented from leaving South Africa for taking drugs rather than because she had been detained for allegedly spreading racial hatred.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2018

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Cyber and International Law in the 21st Century – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 24th, 2018 in computer crime, international law, internet, speeches by tracey

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP this morning set out the UK’s position on applying international law to cyberspace. This is the first time a Government Minister has set out the UK view on record.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 23rd May 2018

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Wayne Bell jailed for neo-Nazi group social media posts – BBC News

‘A man described as a “poster boy” for a banned far-right terror group has been jailed after using social media to post racist and anti-Semitic material.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2018

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Google search reveals names of rape victims – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, internet, news, privacy, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

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Google sued for ‘clandestine tracking’ of 4.4m UK iPhone users’ browsing data – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Google is being sued in the high court for as much as £3.2bn for the alleged “clandestine tracking and collation” of personal information from 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 32: The Right to Be Forgotten – 1 COR

Posted May 21st, 2018 in internet, news, podcasts, privacy by sally

‘Dominic Ruck-Keene and Rosalind English discuss the latest case involving the internet search engine Google, and an individual’s right to be forgotten.’

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Law Pod UK, 16th May 2018

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New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in bills, data protection, internet, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

‘The culture secretary has agreed he does not have enough power to police social media firms after admitting only four of 14 invited to talks showed up.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2018

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Why consent apps don’t work according to criminal lawyers – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2018 in consent, internet, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In light of the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the subsequent #MeToo movement and the recent conviction of Bill Cosby, the murky topic of consent – and how it is established – has never been more at the vanguard of social discourse.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2018

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Win (for now) for app developer against Google – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 14th, 2018 in electronic commerce, injunctions, internet, news by sally

‘Unlockd, an app developer, sought an interim injunction to prevent Google withdrawing its services. Roth J found that the balance of convenience was in the applicants’ favour. Their claim raised a serious issue to be tried and any action by Google to withdraw their platform would severely damage the applicants’ business. An interim injunction was granted.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th May 2018

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Network and information security laws take effect – OUT-LAW.com

‘New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2018

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Top judge predicts revolution in use of legal services and training of lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Technology will revolutionise the way we educate, train, and utilise legal expertise, a senior judge has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 10th May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: The Future of Law – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘In this lecture, the Chancellor will speak about his vision for the future of lawyers, courts and judges in the coming decades. He will mainly address the business lawyers’ environment, but will touch also on criminal, family and administrative matters. His thesis is that Fintech, Legaltech and Regtech will revolutionise the way we educate, train, and utilise legal expertise, and that whilst some of the changes may be slower than people expect, many will be much faster.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 9th May 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Bitcoins and hiding wealth in divorce – Family Law

Posted May 8th, 2018 in divorce, financial provision, internet, news by sally

‘Divorce ends the marriage but does nothing to end the financial arrangements between the parties. If the parties cannot agree these, and as part of court proceedings to determine who gets what, the parties have to provide full and frank disclosure to the other of their entire financial means. This procedure allows the parties to be open and transparent about the extent of the assets in the marriage. There could be a situation arising whereby a party seeks to hide their wealth but evidence provided with disclosure such as bank statements in paper form provides a paper trail and this makes for the hiding of cash movements very difficult. But what if that party holds Bitcoins or other crypto-currencies?’

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Family Law, 4th May 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Online adverts attract more complaints than TV ads for first time ever, says watchdog – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, internet, media, news by tracey

‘Online adverts have attracted more complaints that television ads for the first time, the industry watchdog has said. Internet adverts attracted 10,932 complaints last year compared to 9,466 for TV.’

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The Independent, 4th May 2018

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Joshua Probert jailed for ‘sextortion’ blackmail threats – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in blackmail, internet, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A university student who blackmailed young girls and women into performing “depraved” sex acts online has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk