‘Obsessed’ doctor jailed after spinning web of lies to sabotage flatmate’s relationships – The Independent

‘A jealous doctor has been jailed after orchestrating a fake campaign of abuse as part of a web of lies to sabotage his flatmate’s relationships.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2021

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UK Competition Appeal Tribunal certifies first excessive pricing class action – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 13th, 2021 in appeals, class actions, competition, damages, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has given the go-ahead to the UK’s first “excessive pricing” abuse of dominance claim, which could involve up to 2.3 million customers and damages of up to £469 million, plus interest.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2021

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BT collective action ruling “could open the floodgates” – Legal Futures

Posted October 5th, 2021 in class actions, competition, consumer protection, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (CAT) approval of a second opt-out collective action is likely to open the floodgates to more applications, it has been claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2021

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BT faces £600m legal case over landline charges – The Guardian

‘Almost 2.5 million BT customers could receive up to £500 each after a tribunal approved an attempt to launch a class action against the telecoms company over claims it overcharged them for their landline telephone services.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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Foot fetish man avoids jail for 1,263 nuisance calls to NHS 111 – The Independent

‘A foot fetishist who made more than a thousand calls to the NHS’s 111 service to ask the call handlers about their feet has been convicted and fined.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2021

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Cressida Dick: Tech giants make it impossible to stop terrorists – BBC News

‘The Metropolitan Police commissioner has accused tech giants of making it harder to identify and stop terrorists.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

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Met officers sent bullying and offensive texts, panel finds – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in bullying, complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘Two former Met officers would have been sacked due to bullying and offensive remarks had they still been serving, a disciplinary panel has found.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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Police officer keeps job after sharing offensive George Floyd meme – The Guardian

‘A police officer who sent an offensive meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd to a WhatsApp group of colleagues has avoided losing his job.’

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The Guardian, August 2021

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Robyn Williams: Met launch legal bid to sack senior police officer reinstated after abuse video clip – The Independent

‘The Metropolitan Police are waging a legal battle over the sacking of a senior officer who was convicted of possessing a child abuse video. Superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams successfully appealed against the decision to dismiss her earlier this year and was reinstated as a police officer.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2021

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Lauren Goodger foreign exchange Instagram advert banned – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2021 in advertising, complaints, news, telecommunications by sally

‘An Instagram post by TV star Lauren Goodger has been banned because she didn’t clearly mark it as an advert.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2021

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Met police seek judicial review over senior black officer’s reinstatement – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police want go to the high court to insist it was correct in its decision to sack a decorated black officer after she was found with a child abuse video, sent to her on WhatsApp, on her phone.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2021

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How The Pegasus Project Affects Everyone’s Digital Privacy – Each Other

‘The Pegasus Project is an international collaborative reporting project led by the French nonprofit organisations Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International, in conjunction with 16 media outlets worldwide, including The Guardian. Journalists worked to uncover the extent to which governments infringed upon the privacy rights of individuals by surveilling their digital devices for years.’

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Each Other, 22nd July 2021

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DWP admits wrongly putting pressure on disabled people to accept low benefit offers – The Independent

‘The government has admitted it put disabled benefit claimants under pressure to accept lower welfare support than they were legally entitled to.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2021

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UK court backs rights holder in ‘essential’ patent dispute – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 13th, 2021 in estoppel, news, patents, telecommunications by tracey

‘The High Court in London has decided in favour of Optis Cellular Technology in a dispute over the validity of one of its telecommunications network patents and one that was said to be essential to the long-term evolution (LTE) network standard.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2021

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Rape victims still face police phone trawl, says commissioner – BBC News

‘Proposals for England and Wales mean people who claim to have been raped will still face pressure to hand over their phones to police and prosecutors, says the victims’ commissioner.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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GCHQ’s mass data interception violated right to privacy, court rules – The Guardian

‘The UK spy agency GCHQ’s methods for bulk interception of online communications violated the right to privacy and the regime for collection of data was unlawful, the grand chamber of the European court of human rights has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

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Legal bid launched to stop Boris Johnson deleting WhatsApp messages about Covid decisions – The Independent

‘A legal bid has been launched to stop Boris Johnson and his ministers from deleting WhatsApp messages and other communications that would shed light on how they took decisions during the pandemic.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2021

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COVID-19 fraudster jailed for mass cyber scam – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A COVID-19 fraudster has been jailed today (19 May 2021) for using fake digital messages to trick people into providing bank details to receive a vaccine.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th May 2021

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Apple accused of breaking UK competition law by overcharging for apps – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2021 in class actions, compensation, competition, fees, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Apple is facing a demand for billions of pounds of consumer compensation in a British lawsuit that accuses the company of overcharging users by up to 30% on its App Store.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2021

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UK Covid-related cybercrime fuels 15-fold rise in scam takedowns – The Guardian

‘The UK’s cybersecurity agency has taken down more scams in the last year than in the previous three years combined, with coronavirus and NHS-themed cybercrime fuelling the increase.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021

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