Archive for the 'encryption' Category

ICO issues third fine for loss of unencrypted laptops – OUT-LAW.com

“Two local authorities have been fined a total of £150,000 by data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner after the theft of two laptops which, contrary to the councils’ policies, were not encrypted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Council punished over theft of laptops from locked room – OUT-LAW.com

“Privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken action against a local authority which lost two laptop computers despite the fact that they were stored in a locked office and password-protected.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd July 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Court of Appeal orders men to disclose encryption keys – OUT-LAW.com

“Two men have been told that they cannot rely on their right to silence to refuse to give British police a computer password.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th October 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Regina v S(F) and A(S) – Times Law Reports

Regina v S(F) and A(S)

Court of Appeal

“The key or password which provided access to an encrypted computer file was a fact. It did not constitute an admission of guilt. But knowledge of the key might be incriminating if the data contained incriminating material.”

The Times, 15th October 2008

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.

R v S (F) and A(S) – WLR Daily

R v S (F) and A(S); [2008] WLR (D) 313

“The key or password to an encrypted computer file was a fact which did not constitute an admission of guilt. Only knowledge of it might be incriminating if the data contained incriminating material.”

WLR Daily, 10th October 2008

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.

Broadcaster faces £20,000 fine for showing unencrypted sexually explicit material – OUT-LAW.com

“A UK broadcaster has been fined £20,000 for showing sexually explicit content on a free-to-air television channel. Satellite Entertainment Ltd (SEL) breached regulator Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Campaigners hit by decryption law – BBC News

“Animal rights activists are thought to be the first Britons to be asked to hand over to the police keys to data encrypted on their computers.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk 


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