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Information Commissioner gets new powers to fine for spam emails – OUT-LAW.com

“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.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Three Norfolk men jailed for £1m telecoms fraud – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for their part in a £1m telecoms fraud, said to be one of the biggest in Britain.”

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BBC News, 27th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Phone-hacking laws are ‘very uneven and unclear’ – The Guardian

“The information commissioner has told a powerful group of MPs that legislation outlawing phone hacking is ‘very uneven’ and ‘very unclear’ and the law should be clarified.”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CPS decides no prosecution of BT and Phorm for alleged interception of browsing data – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided not to consent to a request from an individual to begin a prosecution of BT Group Plc and Phorm Inc in relation to alleged unlawful interception of internet browsing data.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th April 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Law and police chiefs unite on scandal strategy – The Independent

“The director of Public Prosecutions and the second-in-command of Britain’s largest police force last night attempted to draw a line under a damaging split between them over whether legal advice limited the original investigation into the phone hacking scandal.”

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The Independent, 12th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

News International could face prosecution – The Guardian

“News International as a corporation could face a criminal prosecution following its admission that the phones of celebrities were hacked into by its staff.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gordon Brown phone-hacking inquiry halted by civil service – The Guardian

“Sir Gus O’Donnell, the cabinet secretary, blocked an attempt by Gordon Brown before the general election to hold a judicial inquiry into allegations that the News of the World had hacked into the phones of cabinet ministers and other high-profile figures.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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