I should not have posted photos of dead Grenfell victim on Facebook, jailed man admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in internet, news, photography, psychiatric damage, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who posted pictures of the body a victim of the Grenfell fire on Facebook has said he was “traumatised” at the time and regrets his actions. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was jailed for three months for sharing the images and expressed his shock at receiving such a long sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

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The Data Protection Bill: some initial observations – Panopticon

Posted September 18th, 2017 in bills, brexit, consent, data protection, EC law, internet, legal language, news, penalties by tracey

‘Parliament on Thursday 14 September. But to digest it in full, one needs time, commitment, and coffee. It is not a straightforward read. It seeks to implement the GDPR in full and in Brexit-proof fashion, to plug the gaps that the GDPR requires member states to fill, and also to apply a GDPR-like regime to areas of data processing that are not covered by the GDPR itself. The Bill is of course liable to change in the coming months, but here are some observations and highlights in the meantime.’

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Panopitcon, 18th September 2017

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Police ‘may work with paedophile hunters’ – BBC News

‘Police have admitted they may have to work with “paedophile hunters” after research revealed a rise in their evidence being used in court. Figures obtained by the BBC show 11% of court cases in 2014 for the crime of meeting a child following sexual grooming used vigilante evidence, rising to 44% in 2016.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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‘Trial by social media’ to be examined as Attorney General says justice must join the ‘modern world’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2017 in contempt of court, internet, juries, news by tracey

‘The justice system must “catch up with the modern world”, the Attorney General has said, as he signalled that contempt of court laws could change to cope with the social media age.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2017

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The Impact of Social Media on the Administration of Justice – Official Publications

Posted September 15th, 2017 in contempt of court, internet, press releases by tracey

‘This call for evidence is aimed at those most closely involved in the investigative and trial process to inform an assessment of whether the use of social media is having an adverse impact on the administration of justice in relation to the fairness of criminal trials, the right to anonymity and the integrity of judicial orders in criminal proceedings.’

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Official Publications, 15th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

Predatory paedophile has his sentence increased by 3 years – Attorney General’s Office

‘Abingdon man who used fake online profiles to abuse children has his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Victims shouldn’t expect police visits, says Chief Constable – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2017 in crime, internet, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Sussex Chief Constable Giles York questioned whether an in-person visit served any purpose and said it would be more “convenient” for members of the public to interact with the force online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2017

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White supremacist has jail sentence cut as court hears he was ‘not as racist as his Facebook friends’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2017 in appeals, inciting racial hatred, internet, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A white supremacist has had his prison sentence cut after the Court of Appeal heard he was not as racist as some of his Facebook friends. Lawrence Burns, 23, who wanted to protect an “advanced warrior race of white men and women,” was jailed for four years for stirring up racial hatred following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court late in 2016.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2017

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Man who called for Muslims to be killed after Manchester bombing jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 7th, 2017 in inciting religious hatred, internet, news, publishing, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who posted a Facebook message calling for all British Muslims to be killed in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Paul Leighton jailed for rapes thousands of miles away – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile has been jailed for 16 years after admitting rape, despite being thousands of miles away when the offences happened.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2017

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Couple suing previous owners of house claim Facebook post proves they hid a flooding problem – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2017 in damages, documents, home information packs, housing, internet, news, rescission, sale of land by sally

‘A couple whose garden has repeatedly flooded are suing the previous owners, claiming a Facebook photograph proves they were aware of the problem but failed to highlight it.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2017

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Alarm over steep rise in number of sextortion cases in UK – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2017 in blackmail, gangs, internet, national crime agency, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Growing numbers of people are falling victim to organised gangs who lure them into sending sexually explicit images and then threaten to post the pictures online unless they get payment.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2017

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Jailed YouTuber: ‘Not proud’ of prank – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2017 in imprisonment, internet, news, threatening behaviour, video recordings by sally

‘A YouTuber jailed for his part in a prank on the public says he is “sorry if he frightened people”.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2017

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Law Society fails in bid to throw out claim by firm over false ‘Find A Solicitor’ entry – Legal Futures

Posted August 29th, 2017 in appeals, duty of care, fraud, identity fraud, internet, law firms, Law Society, negligence, news by tracey

‘The Law Society has failed in its bid to strike out a negligence claim by a law firm that was the victim of a fraud after the details of another firm it had checked on the society’s online “Find a Solicitor” (FAS) facility turned out to be false.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Clearing houses to be subject to formal cybersecurity reporting duties in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

‘Clearing houses in the UK will be subject to new formal cybersecurity incident reporting duties under changes likely to be implemented by 9 May next year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2017

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Bar claims surge of interest in direct access – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 25th, 2017 in barristers, internet, legal services, news by sally

‘The Bar Council has claimed that figures from an online portal it runs have revealed a ‘surge of interest’ from businesses and people keen to bypass solicitors and instead use direct access barristers to help with their problems.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 23rd August 2017

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Talk about a revolution: the internet and children proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in children, evidence, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, barrister of 3PB, reflects on the various ways in which the application of children law has adapted to the internet and social media and on the further adaptations that may lie ahead.’

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Family Law Week, 17th August 2017

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Judge refuses to order parents to take down petition over care orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in care orders, internet, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

‘Parents who objected to care decisions made about their children after applications by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council need not remove an online petition airing their grievances, the Family Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

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UK considers internet ombudsman to deal with abuse complaints – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in complaints, hate crime, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Ministers in the UK are considering creating an internet ombudsman to deal with complaints about hate crimes and are pressing ahead with proposals for a levy on social media companies to help pay for the policing of online offences.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2017

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CPS to crack down on social media hate crime, says Alison Saunders – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to face in plans announced by the director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

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