Manchester students jailed for selling £800k of drugs on dark web – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, internet, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

‘A gang of students from the University of Manchester who funded a luxury lifestyle by selling more than £800,000 worth of drugs on the dark web have been jailed for up to 15 years.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2018

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Tax tribunal rules digital newspapers should be subject to VAT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 20th, 2018 in internet, media, news, taxation, tribunals, VAT by sally

‘A UK tax tribunal has ruled that digital versions of daily newspapers should be subject to VAT, unlike printed editions containing the same content.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th March 2018

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Master of the Rolls: More than four in ten of applications to Court of Appeal come from litigants in person – Legal Futures

Posted March 20th, 2018 in appeals, civil justice, costs, courts, internet, litigants in person, news, speeches by sally

‘The proportion of applications to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal by litigants in person (LiPs) has gone up by 50% in the last 10 years, the Master of the Rolls has said.’

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Legal Futures, 20th March 2018

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‘Right to be forgotten’: high court hears second Google case – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in criminal records, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A second businessman who wants links to articles about his criminal past removed from search engine results has launched a high court fight.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2018

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My online stalker: The feeling he could hurt me never went away – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2018 in harassment, internet, news, police, stalking by sally

‘Stalker Callum Blake-O’Brien created numerous fake social media accounts to send women what prosecutors described as “unimaginably horrendous” messages. One teenager left “emotionally numb” by his unrelenting abuse says he “handpicked” his victims to cause maximum distress.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2018

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Mail Online: Ipso upholds complaint over article on ‘lorry’ incident at Oxford Circus – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2018 in complaints, internet, media, news, terrorism by tracey

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The Guardian, 8th March 2018

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Advertising watchdog cracks down on ticket resale websites – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2018 in advertising, electronic commerce, fees, internet, news by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority has taken action against four large secondary ticketing sites over the misleading presentation of pricing information on their websites.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2018

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Fraudsters jailed for £37m copycat web scam – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2018 in fraud, internet, news, passports, sentencing, visas by sally

‘A group of fraudsters who conned UK consumers out of £37m by selling passports and driving licences through copycat websites have been sentenced to more than 35 years in jail.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2018

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Smart device security guidelines ‘need more teeth’ – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2018 in consumer protection, data protection, internet, news by sally

‘The UK government has announced guidelines to make internet-connected devices safer to use following a spate of security breaches.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2018

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Watchdog faces court case over ‘lax’ broadband fibre definition – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2018 in advertising, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Britain’s advertising watchdog is being taken to the High Court over claims its lax definition of “fibre” broadband means customers are being hoodwinked into buying slow internet packages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2018

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‘Right to be forgotten’ claimant wants to rewrite history, says Google – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2018 in criminal records, false accounting, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A businessman who has launched a legal bid to erase online articles about his criminal conviction in the first “right to be forgotten” case in the English courts should not be allowed to rewrite history, lawyers for Google have said.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2018

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New website launched for barristers and chambers: MyBar self-service portal opens for Authorisation to Practise process 2018 – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 27th, 2018 in barristers, continuing professional development, internet, press releases by tracey

‘A new self-service website for barristers and chambers to renew their practising certificates, update regulatory information, pay the Bar Representation Fee (BRF), manage subscriptions and applications and to book training, has been jointly launched by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Bar Standards Board, 26th February 2018

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Remembering the Right to be Forgotten – Panopticon

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in human rights, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘It all seems a long time ago that the CJEU handed down its judgment in Google Spain and inculcated the right to be forgotten doesn’t it? Commentators – including here and here – opined with varying degrees of wailing and gnashing of teeth about the implications of it, and how endless litigation was anticipated. But there hasn’t been all that much. The lion has been sleeping so far.’

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Panopticon, 21st February 2018

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The right to be forgotten before the Courts again – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 21st, 2018 in criminal records, data protection, human rights, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘NT 1 & Anor v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 261 (QB) (15 February 2018). This was a Pre Trial Review of an application by the claimants to have details about an old criminal conviction and other information removed from Google and associated websites under the “right to be forgotten”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st February 2018

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UK to review laws on ‘offensive online communications’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 8th, 2018 in codes of practice, internet, media, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘UK prime minister Theresa May has commissioned a review into current legislation on “offensive online communications”.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th February 2018

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Man sentenced for stirring up hatred against Muslims on Facebook – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who posted messages on social media to stir up religious hatred against Muslims has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th February 2018

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Government asks Law Commission to look at trolling laws – Law Commission

Posted February 7th, 2018 in harassment, internet, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

‘The government has asked the Law Commission to review the laws around offensive communications and assess whether they provide the right protection to victims online.’

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Law Commission, 6th February 2018

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Online gambling firms urged to raise standards on terms and conditions for bonus promotions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 5th, 2018 in advertising, consumer protection, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘Standards committed to by three gambling operators on the terms and conditions applied to “bonus promotions” set a benchmark that the rest of industry must also meet, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Gambling Commission have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd February 2018

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Supreme Court begins to hear arguments regarding website blocking for trade mark infringements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 31st, 2018 in internet, news, Supreme Court, trade marks by sally

‘A case before the UK’s Supreme Court is set to provide guidance on whether and to what extent internet service providers (ISPs) will be expected to pick up the cost of blocking customers’ access to websites that facilitate the sale of fake goods, an intellectual property law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2018

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Digital court services “already starting to deliver” – Legal Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in consultations, courts, internet, news by sally

‘The courts service is already seeing benefits from the early stages of the digital delivery of justice, it said yesterday as it outlined its plans for further rationalisation of the physical court estate.’

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Legal Futures, January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk