Archive for the 'electronic mail' Category

Information Commissioner gets new powers to fine for spam emails –

“Organisations that make unwanted marketing phone calls or send spam emails to consumers could face fines of up to £500,000, the Government has warned.”

Full story, 4th May 2011


Embrace electronic working, criminal law solicitors told – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has called on criminal law firms to embrace electronic working, as the Crown Prosecution Services seeks to become completely digital by April 2012.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2011


Heathrow airport expansion e-mails investigated – BBC News

“The Department for Transport (DfT) is facing an ‘intensive investigation’ over claims e-mails about the expansion of Heathrow Airport were deleted.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th February 2010


Climate e-mails row university ‘breached data laws’ – BBC News

“A university unit involved in a row over stolen e-mails on climate research breached rules by withholding data, the Information Commissioner’s Office says.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th January 2010


Legislation to access public’s texts and emails put on hold – The Guardian

“Legislation for a £2bn Home Office surveillance project to track details of everybody’s email, mobile phone, text and internet use has been put on hold after a consultation raised concerns over its technical feasibility, costs and privacy safeguards.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th November 2009


Former employee who emailed company info to himself breached database rights, High Court rules –

“The founder of a conferencing business breached his former employer’s database rights and misappropriated its confidential information, the High Court has said.”

Full story, 8th September 2009


Emails and phone calls did not establish a contract, rules Court of Appeal –

“A series of emails and phone calls were not sufficient to establish a contract, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The communications did not contain enough information or the formal qualities necessary for a contract to have been made, it said.”

Full story, 3rd August 2009


Lack of warning in first email made dismissal unfair, says EAT –

“An employee’s dismissal was unfair because the email inviting him to the first in a series of disciplinary meetings did not specifically say that the process might result in dismissal, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has said.”

Full story, 12th February 2009


Allianz Insurance Co – Egypt v Aigaion Insurance Co SA

Allianz Insurance Co – Egypt v Aigaion Insurance Co SA

Court of Appeal

“In the context of a reinsurance contract, where a gap opened up between what had been previously quoted and agreed and what had been defined on the slip as the determinative contract, an e-mail reply by the defendant reinsurer’s representative was to be construed as an acceptance, which gave priority to the slip, rather than a counter-offer, which would have given priority to previous stipulations.”

The Times, 20th January 2009


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UK e-mail law ‘attack on rights’ – BBC News

“Rules forcing internet companies to keep details of every e-mail sent in the UK are a waste of money and an attack on civil liberties, say critics.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th January 2009


Fraudulent emails involving chambers or members of chambers – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council has received many recent reports of fraudulent emails naming individual barristers acting in certain financial proceedings.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 16th October 2007


Lawyers fail to take email security precautions – Law Society’s Gazette

“Lawyers are using email to send sensitive information even though they think it is one of the least safe ways of communicating, according to a recent poll.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 11th October 2007


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