Prince Harry settles rest of Mirror Group phone-hacking claims – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2024 in costs, damages, interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by michael

‘The Duke of Sussex has settled the remaining parts of his phone-hacking claim against the publisher of the Daily Mirror, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2024

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Prince Harry pursues 115 further phone hacking claims after Mirror victory – The Independent

Posted January 31st, 2024 in costs, interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by tracey

‘A phone hacking case brought by the Duke of Sussex and other celebrities against Mirror Group was “overwhelmingly successful” with demands made for the publisher to pay out nearly £2m in costs, a court heard. Prince Harry’s case against Mirror newspapers remains ongoing as he presses ahead with a further 115 articles that he claims were sourced unlawfully, with decisions on costs reserved until this is determined.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2024

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HelloFresh fined over millions of spam texts and emails – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2024 in advertising, complaints, electronic mail, fines, news, ombudsmen, telecommunications by sally

‘Food delivery company HelloFresh has been fined for sending millions of spam emails and texts to customers.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2024

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High Court: Mirror’s legal department knew about hacking for years – Legal Futures

Posted December 18th, 2023 in interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by sally

‘The legal department at Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) was aware of phone hacking far earlier than it admitted, the High Court found last week in the claim brought by Prince Harry.’

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Legal Futures, 18th December 2023

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Harry wins 15 claims in phone-hacking case against Mirror publisher – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2023 in compensation, damages, interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by tracey

‘Prince Harry has won 15 claims in his case accusing Mirror Group Newspapers of unlawfully gathering information for stories published about him.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2023

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UK’s top mobile firms face £3.3bn class action lawsuit over ‘loyalty penalties’ – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2023 in class actions, compensation, consumer protection, news, telecommunications by michael

‘The UK’s biggest mobile phone companies face a £3.3bn class action lawsuit alleging that long-standing customers are being ripped off by “loyalty penalties”, under which the same services are offered to new customers at a better price to lure them from rivals.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2023

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Met Police: Ex-officers sentenced over racist WhatsApp posts – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2023 in internet, news, police, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences, telecommunications by michael

‘Six former Metropolitan Police officers have been given suspended prison sentences for sending racist, sexist and homophobic messages on WhatsApp, after a BBC Newsnight investigation.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2023

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Prince Harry wins latest stage in case against Mail publisher – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2023 in interception, limitations, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by tracey

‘The Duke of Sussex can go ahead with claims against Associated Newspapers of unlawfully obtaining information, as a court ruling opens the way for a trial.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2023

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Ex-Met officer guilty of sending racist message – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2023 in news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘A former Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of sending an offensive racist message following a BBC Newsnight investigation.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2023

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Court rejects ‘fishing expedition’ for firm’s call recording – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 6th, 2023 in costs, disclosure, fees, law firms, news, solicitors, telecommunications by tracey

‘A costs judge has refused a former client’s plea for a recording of the call where they signed up to instruct a law firm. In Turner v Coupland Cavendish, Costs Judge Rowley said the call recording remained the solicitors’ property rather than the client’s and did not need to be disclosed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th November 2023

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Crime ‘kingpins’ among 400 jailed after Met Police crack ‘secure’ messaging app – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2023 in encryption, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

‘More than 400 criminals, including senior “kingpins” in organised crime, have been sent to prison in a Metropolitan Police operation targeting the EncroChat encrypted messaging platform.’

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The Independent, 9th October 2023

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Families who lost loved ones in pandemic ‘will not be ignored’ – inquiry chair – The Independent

‘The second stage of the inquiry is set to examine key decision-making in Westminster between January 2020 and February 2022.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2023

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Five companies fined £590,000 for making almost 2 million marketing calls targeting vulnerable people – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2023 in advertising, elderly, fines, insurance, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Five companies have been fined a total of £590,000 for collectively making 1.9 million unwanted marketing calls to elderly and vulnerable people.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2023

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Met Police: Ex-officers admit sending racist WhatsApp messages – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2023 in news, police, racism, telecommunications by tracey

‘Five former Met Police officers have admitted sending racist messages on WhatsApp, following a BBC Newsnight investigation.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2023

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Top 3 Cases – Falcon Chambers

Posted August 25th, 2023 in appeals, chambers articles, leases, news, telecommunications, tribunals by sally

‘In this series of articles, we aim to highlight 3 of the most interesting cases in our field decided in the past month. This month, the Court of Appeal have been busy and we were spoilt for choice! We’ve selected cases on concurrent leases under the telecoms Code, receivership, and the ability to challenge a decision by the Upper Tribunal to refuse permission to appeal from the First-tier Tribunal.’

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Falcon Chambers, 1st August 2023

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Prince Harry’s lawsuit against Sun publisher can go to trial, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2023 in damages, interception, media, news, royal family, telecommunications by sally

‘The Duke of Sussex’s damages claim over allegations of unlawful information gathering against the publisher of the Sun will go to trial, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2023

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Appeal court clarifies Electronic Communications Code interpretation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 24th, 2023 in appeals, codes of practice, interpretation, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A recent unanimous ruling of the Court of Appeal has reiterated the willingness of the courts of England and Wales to consider and apply the purpose of the Electronic Communications Code (the Code) when seeking to interpret provisions of the Code that lack clarity – to the benefit of both operators and infrastructure providers alike, experts have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st July 2023

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UK high court to look at legal battle over WhatsApp evidence for Covid inquiry – The Guardian

‘A legal battle between the Cabinet Office and Covid public inquiry will be considered by the high court on Friday, amid wrangling over the issue of redacted documents, including Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2023

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Home Office faces legal claims over seizure of asylum seekers’ phones – The Guardian

‘The Home Office faces a wave of legal claims after the UK’s surveillance watchdog found a blanket policy of seizing thousands of asylum seekers’ mobile phones caused “significant harm”.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2023

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Why is Prince Harry heading to the High Court? – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2023 in interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by sally

‘Prince Harry is one of four people claiming Mirror Group newspapers hacked their voicemails. It is one of several cases the Duke of Sussex is currently involved in with British tabloids.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2023

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