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Websites should notify EU users about privacy breaches, says justice commissioner – OUT-LAW.com

“Europe-wide laws which require telecommunications companies to notify users if their data is at risk should be extended, the European justice commissioner has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Parliamentary committee suspends intellectual property rights inquiry – OUT-LAW.com

“A parliamentary committee has dropped its inquiry into the Digital Economy Act (DEA) and whether it is the right mechanism to protect copyright on the internet.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Cyber-stalking laws: police review urged – BBC News

“A senior police officer is calling on the government to review whether laws governing cyber-stalking in the UK are fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Facebook juror’ in contempt case – BBC News

“Contempt proceedings are to begin against a juror who allegedly contacted a defendant through Facebook during a drugs trial, causing it to collapse.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Filesharing: BT and TalkTalk fail in challenge to Digital Economy Act – The Guardian

“Government plans to curb illegal filesharing received a significant boost on Wednesday, as a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act failed to halt the legislation.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court results put on Twitter by West Midlands Police – BBC News

“Results from cases heard at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court are being put on Twitter by West Midlands Police.”

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BBC News, 19th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law Soc and Bar Council urged to take action over Solicitors from Hell site – The Lawyer

“The Law Society and Bar Council should investigate defamatory comments made on the Solicitors from Hell website to find an effective route of redress for firms named on the website, a High Court has said.”

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The Lawyer, 18th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com


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