‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

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Standup comedian’s husband sues for defamation over ‘provocative’ show – The Guardian

‘An award-winning standup comedian is being sued by her estranged husband for allegedly defaming him in her show.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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NHS told to stop handing over patient data to Home Office for immigration enforcement – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2018 in data protection, enforcement, health, immigration, news, privacy by tracey

‘Health service officials have been reprimanded for putting the health of vulnerable migrants, and the wider public, at risk and told to stop handing over confidential information to immigration officials immediately.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2018

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UK mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in data protection, investigatory powers, news, privacy, terrorism by sally

‘Appeal court judges have ruled the government’s mass digital surveillance regime unlawful in a case brought by the Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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Privacy And Porn – The New Digital Laws Explained – Rights Info

Posted January 30th, 2018 in news, pornography, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘By April 2018, all online pornographic content in the UK will be controlled by mandatory age-verification controls under the Digital Economy Act.’

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Rights Info, 29th January 2018

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Privacy, the common law and a celebrity divorce – Transparency Project

Posted January 10th, 2018 in divorce, family courts, media, news, privacy by sally

‘Under the headline ‘Jamie and Louise Redknapp’s divorce papers to be kept secret as a judge blocks the release of documents’ the Transparency Project reported last week-end that the Press were complaining a London court had ‘blocked the release of papers that would normally be made public and he has not given a reason why’. The Daily Mail, TP said, had complained: ‘A judge has thrown a blanket of secrecy over the’ couple’s divorce.’

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Transparency Project, 9th January 2018

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Celebrities are given a smidgen of privacy at a difficult time in their lives shocker – Transparency Project

Posted January 8th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, family courts, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The Sun are very very cross. Why is that? Well…. Here’s the headline:

Jamie and Louise Redknapp’s divorce papers to be kept secret as a judge blocks the release of documents.’

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Transparency Project, 6th January 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Police made ‘appalling’ errors in using internet data to target suspects – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2017 in data protection, internet, mistake, news, police, privacy, reports, sexual offences, warrants by tracey

‘Police have made serious errors getting search warrants for suspected sex offenders, leading to the targeting of innocent people and children being wrongly separated from their parents, an official report has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2017

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Privacy and the Princess – Transparency Project

Posted December 13th, 2017 in divorce, freedom of expression, human rights, matrimonial home, news, privacy by sally

‘Once upon a time, His Royal Highness Louis Xavier Marie Guillaume, Prince of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau and Prince of Bourbon-Parma married Tessy Antony, now Her Royal Highness Tessy Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Princess of Bourbon-Parma. Unfortunately, they did not live happily ever after, as, after 11 years of marriage and two children, they are now divorcing in the High Court in London.’

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Transparency Project, 11th December 2017

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Tough code of practice for websites will aim to protect children online – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2017 in amendments, bills, children, codes of practice, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Websites and apps will be subject to a tough new code of practice to protect children’s privacy online following a cross-party campaign in the House of Lords to prevent young people’s internet activity being monitored.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2017

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Proportionality, the Margin of Appreciation and our Human Rights – in Plain English – Rights Info

Posted December 8th, 2017 in homosexuality, human rights, news, obscenity, privacy, proportionality by sally

‘This week marks the 41st anniversary of the judgment in Handyside v UK. This was a milestone judgment as it introduced a crucial concept for decision-making in human rights cases, the margin of appreciation.’

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Rights Info, 7th December 2017

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Media Litigation: a new approach – Transparency Project

Posted December 4th, 2017 in consultations, defamation, judges, media, news, privacy, statistics by sally

‘Earlier this year Mr Justice Warby was appointed to the newly created role of Judge in Charge of the Media and Communications List. We look at what this means in practice and how it will affect the future management of High Court media claims.’

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Transparency Project, 4th December 2017

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2017 in class actions, data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘More than 5 million people in the UK could be entitled to compensation from Google if a class action against the internet giant for allegedly harvesting personal data is successful. A group led by the former executive director of consumer body Which?, Richard Lloyd, and advised by City law firm Mischon de Reya claims Google unlawfully collected personal information by bypassing the default privacy settings on the iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2017

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Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2017 in data protection, disclosure, news, privacy by tracey

‘Uber has revealed that 2.7 million British riders and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach that it covered up for more than a year.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2017

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Draft Drone Bill to hand police powers to tackle unsafe and criminal use – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 28th, 2017 in aircraft, bills, health & safety, news, police, privacy by sally

‘A draft Drone Bill, to be published in spring 2018, will hand the police new powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones, the Government has announced.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th November 2017

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Can you draw a line between this case and Anisminic? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 28th, 2017 in appeals, investigatory powers, news, privacy, tribunals by sally

‘As all lawyers know, the great case about courts confronting a no-go area for them is the late 1960’s case of Anisminic.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, November 2017

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Privacy International v Investigatory Powers Tribunal – Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in appeals, investigatory powers, news, privacy, tribunals by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has held that decisions of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal are immune from judicial review, as a result of the effect of a statutory ‘ouster’ clause in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 23rd November 2017

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CPRC: no need yet for new privacy rule on costs in environmental cases – Litigation Futures

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in civil procedure rules, costs, environmental protection, news, privacy by sally

‘There is no immediate need for the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) to introduce a new privacy rule for certain costs issues in environmental cases as it could conflict with its open justice review, it has decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd November 2017

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SDT issues unprecedented rebuke of SRA over Locke Lord case comments – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2017 in fines, law firms, media, news, privacy, Solicitors Regulation Authority, tribunals by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has made unprecedented public criticism of the Solicitors Regulation Authority over how it presented last week’s decision to fine US law firm Locke Lord a record £500,000.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2017

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Employee wins partial victory on harassment in pot plant case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Westminster City Council employee has won a partial victory at an employment tribunal in a case that arose over a disputed pot plant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk