‘Porn obsessed’ man filmed women and children – BBC News

‘A “pornography obsessed” man who spied on women and children – photographing and filming them with his phone – has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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CPS fine sparks call for data protection rethink – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Data protection arrangements should be reviewed in the modern world of social media and cybercrime, a specialist solicitor has said, after it emerged the Crown Prosecution Service delivered unencrypted DVDs to a film studio for 12 years.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th November 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Since his appointment as Justice Secretary & Lord Chancellor in May this year, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has maintained a fairly low profile. Aside from his Making Prisons Work speech in July, Mr Gove’s plans for the future of the Criminal Justice System have not been very clearly outlined. Although since his swearing in, to the delight of many, Gove has managed to overturn the previous Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling’s ban on books for prisoners; scrapped plans to create a super youth prison; and halted massively controversial plans for the UK to undertake Saudi Arabian prison training contracts.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th November 2015

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CPS fined £200,000 over theft of interview film laptops – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, data protection, fines, news, video recordings by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £200,000 by the information watchdog after the theft of laptops containing videos of police interviews.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2015

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Devon care worker who filmed sex assaults has jail term increased – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2015 in appeals, care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘A care worker who sexually assaulted elderly patients and sent footage of the attacks to her boyfriend has had her jail term increased to 15 years.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2015

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Man fined for flying drone at football matches and Buckingham Palace – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2015 in aircraft, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘A drone enthusiast has been fined and banned from pursuing his hobby after he was convicted of flying remote control aircraft over and around Premier League football stadiums, parliament and Buckingham Palace.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2015

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Devon care worker who filmed sex assaults jailed for 10 years – BBC News

‘A “depraved” care worker who sexually assaulted elderly patients and sent footage of the attacks to her boyfriend has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2015

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Revenge porn laws: First person found guilty under new laws to be sentenced today – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2015 in consent, crime, internet, news, photography, pornography, video recordings by tracey

‘The first person convicted under new “revenge porn” laws is to be sentenced today.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2015

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Terrorism sympathiser jailed for 33 months – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2015 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism, video recordings by tracey

‘A terrorism sympathiser who translated extremist videos and uploaded them to YouTube has been jailed for 33 months. Muhammad Suleman, 25, from Crumpsall, near Manchester, pleaded guilty to distributing or circulating a video entitled Flames of War as well as an electronic version of al-Qaida magazine, Inspire 12.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2015

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Police force fined £160k after losing DVDs of interview with abuse victim – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 19th, 2015 in data protection, evidence, fines, news, police, video recordings by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed a £160,000 monetary penalty on a police force after it lost DVDs of an interview which formed part of the evidence in a sexual abuse case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th May 2015

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Copyright rules do not provide freedom to retransmit TV programmes online, says UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2015 in copyright, internet, news, video recordings by sally

‘UK copyright laws do not provide online content providers with freedom to retransmit TV programmes shown by UK public service broadcasters (PSBs) to fixed-line internet users who could otherwise watch the programmes on TV, the UK government has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th April 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Are Covert Recordings Admissible? – No. 5 Chambers

‘Charles Crow reviews recent decisions in relation to covert recordings by employees and the implications for Tribunals and employers.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 12th January 2015

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Home secretary: Cyril Smith cover-up claims ‘could lead to prosecutions’ – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has said the claims a police investigation into the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was scrapped, and corruption blocked other historic police operations into child abuse, were “shocking and could lead to criminal prosecutions”.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Why is the immigration tribunal so uniquely impervious to modernity? – Free Movement

‘In a recent determination, the President of the Upper Tribunal suggested that documents and submissions could be sent electronically to the tribunal in order to facilitate efficient justice:

“…parties and their representatives are strongly encouraged to communicate electronically with the Tribunal and, further, to seek confirmation that important communications and/or attachments have been received.”‘

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Free Movement, 26th February 2015

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Insurance surgery: Up for the challenge – New Law Journal

‘How should local authorities respond to the compensation claims landscape, asks Carol Dalton.’

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New Law Journal, 13th February 2015

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London student jailed over Isis terror plot – The Guardian

‘A radical Muslim student who wanted the black flag of the Islamic State (Isis) to fly over Downing Street has been jailed for three and a half years after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2015

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Sir Brian Leveson’s Review of Efficiency in Criminal Proceedings published: Media Release – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘Sir Brian Leveson, The President of the Queen’s Bench Division publishes his review into efficiency in criminal proceedings today (Friday) with a wide ranging set of recommendations. He was asked by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas to find ways to make criminal justice more efficient and streamlined.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 23rd January 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Domestic CCTV users may face tougher rules – The Guardian

‘Homeowners who use a domestic surveillance camera system on their properties but fail to take their neighbours’ privacy into account could face tougher rules in future, a Home Office watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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DJ Chris Denning jailed for 13 years for abusing 24 boys – The Independent

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for sexually assaulting 24 boys – including one allegedly at Jimmy Savile’s house.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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Give child abuse viewers medical help, not prison terms, says police chief – The Independent

‘Child abuse viewers who access images and video on the internet need medical help to overcome “perverse attractions” rather than serve prison terms, said a senior police officer.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk