Councils still breaking surveillance laws – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in local government, news, spying by sally

“Local authorities are still illegally spying on individuals despite curbs imposed on their covert activities, the senior official charged with scrutinising their activities said today.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2009


Regina v James (Daniel) – Times Law Reports

Posted July 1st, 2009 in armed forces, law reports, official secrets act, spying by sally

Regina v James (Daniel)

Court of Appeal

“A member of the Armed Forces, however junior, serving abroad in a theatre of military operations, who chose to disclose information which might be of use to an enemy of the United Kingdom, or prejudicial to the interest and safety of his colleagues serving in a war zone, must expect a lengthy sentence for deterrence and punishment, even if the information disclosed was not proved to have caused any actual damage.”

The Times, 1st July 2009


New cyber chief to protect against computer attacks – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2009 in computer crime, internet, news, spying by sally

“Britain is to appoint its first national cyber security chief to protect the country from terrorist computer hackers and electronic espionage, Gordon Brown will announce tomorrow.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2009


Army interpreter loses spy appeal – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2009 in appeals, armed forces, interpreters, news, spying by sally

“An Army corporal who was the personal interpreter to Britain’s top general in Afghanistan has lost an appeal against his 10-year sentence for spying.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2009


Army spy is jailed for 10 years – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2008 in armed forces, interpreters, news, sentencing, spying by sally

“Army interpreter Daniel James, found guilty of spying for Iran last month, has been jailed for 10 years.”

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BBC News, 28th November 2008


British interpreter Daniel James found guilty of spying for Iran – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2008 in armed forces, interpreters, news, spying by sally

“A salsa dancing Army interpreter who worked for Britain’s top general in Afghanistan was today found guilty of spying for Iran.”

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The Times, 5th November 2008