Category Archives: data

Open Justice in the Digital Era – a couple of updates

A few quick updates on recent developments relating to open legal data. “Unleashing the potential” The Cabinet Office has published its white paper on open data.  Freedom of Information and Re-using Data is covered, which the Guardian summarises here on … Continue reading

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The trouble with counting defamation cases

As anyone who has tried will know, it’s very hard to measure different types of civil litigation in England & Wales. I am primarily interested in defamation and privacy claims; some information can be obtained from the courts when you … Continue reading

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#TAL12: Crime reporting for hyperlocals

One of the impromptu sessions at the informal Talk About Local conference in Birmingham on Saturday discussed crime reporting – instigated by Ed Walker, who is founder of Blog Preston and senior digital producer with Trinity Mirror Regionals: “Thinking of … Continue reading

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Should we regulate the hyperlocal space? And what are the legal issues?

This weekend I’m very much looking forward to a day in Birmingham at the Talk About Local / N0tice 2012 “unconference”. My current research project focuses on national newspapers and media law/regulation and I’m keen to extend my view to … Continue reading

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“In the 21st century, open justice should be online justice”

“In the 21st century, open justice should be online justice,” David Banisar, Article 19.  The Guardian has succeeded in its legal bid to gain access to court documents in extradition proceedings (listed at the end of this post). The Guardian … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Robertson QC: Press ‘must do better to protect open justice’

Originally posted on Law, Justice and Journalism:
By PA Media Lawyer The press needs to lift its game if the principle of open justice is to be maintained, a senior QC has warned. Part of the rationale for open justice…

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Digital age poses challenge for jury trials

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By PA Media Lawyer The jury system might need to be changed to allow jurors to play a more active part in trials as a result of the advances in technology which brought…

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New event: Justice Wide Open – legal knowledge in the digital era

For some time, I’ve been longing to set up an event around the theme of digital open justice. So I’m very excited to announce that the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism will be hosting ‘Justice Wide Open’ on Wednesday … Continue reading

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A response to the Open Data Consultation

Lucy Series, a doctoral researcher at the University of Exeter, and I have submitted a response to the Cabinet Office’s open data consultation. Our focus is opening up data in the legal sphere: court listings, judgments, information about reporting restrictions … Continue reading

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Open data at the Rebellious Media Conference

On Sunday I participated in a panel discussing Open Data at the Rebellious Media Conference in London. Javier Ruiz Diaz from the Open Rights Group chaired, and Chris Taggart and Martin Keegan talked about their fantastic respective projects, OpenCorporates and … Continue reading

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