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The ICO has called for excessive data collection from rape victims to stop

John Edwards, the commissioner of Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has called for excessive data collection from rape victims to stop now.  He believes the current practices seriously breach data protection laws. In a strongly worded statement Mr Edwards said he expects excessive data collection from rape victims to stop immediately saying: “Our investigation reveals an […]

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New legislation will put victims firmly at heart of the justice system

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has announced he is publishing draft legislation that will put the “needs and voices” of victims “firmly at heart of the justice system”.  The Bill has been designed to provide  better support for victims, increase conviction rates and, many expect, pave the way for the first victims’ law. The reforms to the support for victims […]

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Westgate Chambers’ Philip Meredith helps a father avoid prison

Philip Meredith, instructed by Stephen Langdell of Bishop and Light Solicitors, has helped a father avoid prison after he was arrested for going out armed with a taser and a knife.  As the Judge, Mr Recorder Collins, noted, the client had 12 previous convictions for 29 offences, and he could easily have faced up to 10 […]

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The UK’s new Online Safety Bill will make cyberflashing a criminal offence

The first draft of the new Online Safety Bill will make ‘cyberflashing’ a criminal offence carrying up to two years in prison for those found guilty. Cyberflashing, the act of sending unsolicited sexual images via social media, dating apps and other digital and data sharing platforms, has been on the rise for some time.  It […]

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