Archive for the 'codes of practice' Category

Digital Economy Act: filesharing code delayed by six months – The Guardian

“The government’s code to clamp down on illegal filesharing will not come into force for another six months as the Digital Economy Act is held up by a high court challenge.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Consultation on New Code of Practice on CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition – Home Office

“A consultation on a new code of practice governing the use of CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems has been launched, Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire announced today.”

Full consultation

Home Office, 1st March 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Equality Act Codes of Practice published – OUT-LAW.com

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published the statutory guidance that will help employers, lawyers and courts to interpret the Equality Act. Three Codes of Practice were laid before Parliament last week.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 18th October 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Information Commissioner urges organisations to give individuals more privacy choices online – Information Commissioner

“Today the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching an online consultation on a new draft code of practice which will provide organisations with a practical and common sense approach to protecting individuals’ privacy online. The new draft guidance explains how the law applies and calls on organisations to give people the right degree of choice and control over their personal information, for instance by giving them clear privacy choices or making it easier for people to erase their personal information at the end of a browsing session.”

Full press release

Information Commissioner, 9th December 2009

Source: www.ico.gov.uk

Youth conditional caution code of practice – consultation response – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

New boardroom code to ‘draw on lessons’ from bank crisis – The Times

“A leading City regulator will pave the way today for the biggest overhaul of best boardroom practice in six years when it launches a full-scale review of the Combined Code, the corporate governance template for investors and listed companies.”

Full story

The Times, 18th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Simplified Code for workplace disputes needs only Parliament’s approval – OUT-LAW.com

“A Code of Practice for resolving workplace disputes has been approved by the Department for Business and awaits final Parliamentary approval. The revised Acas Discipline and Grievance Code of Practice is shorter and simpler than its predecessor.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Codes of practice for the sponsored skilled workers tier – UK Border Agency

“We have published the codes of practice for Tier 2 (sponsored skilled workers). If you want to sponsor a skilled migrant, you must use the codes of practice to check the skill level and appropriate rate for the job, and for advice on where to advertise the job.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 17th September 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Prosecutors’ Investigation Code of Practice – Attorney General’s Office

The purpose of this paper is to seek stakeholder views on the proposed Code of Practice which provides guidance to the specified prosecuting authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the use of the powers of investigation which are provided by POCA.”

Full consultation

Attorney General’s Office, 19th March 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Youth conditional caution code of practice – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

Full consultation paper

Ministry of Justice, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

New code for watchdog’s public sector data mining – OUT-LAW.com

“The Audit Commission has published a revised code of practice which will govern its extended powers to obtain and search data from public sector bodies.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 13th March 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Amended Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Pace) Codes Of Practice (A-E) – Home Office Circular

“The changes primarily reflect recent legislative changes or make minor typographical corrections but includes clarification on the definition of an offensive weapon; provision of the caution in the Welsh language; expansion of CDS Direct to cover publicly funded ‘own client’ cases where appropriate; changes introduced by the Drugs Act 2005 on assessment and trigger offences; and the provision in Code E to enable a pilot study in Lancashire Constabulary to carry out secure digital recording of interviews with suspects.”

Circular 002 / 2008

Home Office, 28th January 2008

Source: www.homoffice.gov.uk

Code of practice for mosques aims to stamp out extremism – The Times

“Muslim leaders are to carry out spot checks and will introduce programmes to fight extremism in the first set of national guidelines for mosques.”

Full story

The Times, 28th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Consultation on the deprivation of liberty safeguards code of practice and regulations – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation document seeks views on a code of practice and supporting secondary legislation following the introduction of deprivation of liberty safeguards into the Mental Capacity Act 2005 by the Mental Health Act 2007.”

Documents for consultation

Ministry of Justice, 10th September 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Ellis v Bristol City Council – Times Law Reports

Whether place of work unsafe

Ellis v Bristol City Council

Court of Appeal

“A judge should consider the Code of Practice issued by the Health and Safety Commission when deciding whether a place of work was unsafe.”

The Times, 21st August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

CCTV operators must not record conversations, says privacy watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

“Closed circuit television (CCTV) must not be used to record conversations, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned. The Commissioner has proposed a new Code of Practice on the use of CCTV.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 3rd August 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Director of Public Prosecutions v. Lawrence – WLR Daily

Director of Public Prosecutions v. Lawrence

“The provisions of Code C of the Codes of Practice under s 66 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 were not directed to what a defendant was alleged to have said as part of the conduct constituting the alleged crime but to what a defendant was alleged to have said on or after arrest.”

WLR Daily, 16th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Ellis v Bristol City Council – WLR Daily

Ellis v Bristol City Council [2007] EWCA Civ 685

The Code of Practice issued by the Health and Safety Commission was aimed to give guidance to the construction of health and safety regulations; a judge in construing the meaning of a regulation, should have regard to its meaning and purpose, any relevant judicial authority and also the Code of Practice when considering whether a place of work was unsafe for the employees working there.”

 WLR Daily, 6th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

‘No evidence’ of CCTV data breach – BBC News

“The Information Commissioner’s Office says it has not seen evidence which suggests that most CCTV systems are breaching its own code of practice.” 

Full story

BBC News, 31st May 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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