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Tag Archives: courts data
The Defamation Act 2013 is now in force. In a press release the government claims it “reverses the chilling effect on freedom of expression current libel law has allowed, and the prevention of legitimate debate we have seen in the … Continue reading
I dipped my toe in the curious world of data protection enforcement yesterday [4 June], at the first joint seminar of the DP Forum and NADPO (The National Association of Data Protection Officers). The theme was ‘The challenges of complying … Continue reading
I recently asked a couple of questions about reporting anonymised privacy injunctions, following a piece by Gideon Benaim in the Guardian. Benaim, a partner at Michael Simkins LLP, has responded with a full blog post response, which is published on Inforrm … Continue reading
Interwoven in the phone hacking tapestry are numerous rivalries, arguments and personal battles. Louise Mensch MP and Piers Morgan ended up fighting it out on CNN last week, with Lord Sugar having his say too. BBC business correspondent Robert Peston … Continue reading
Earlier this week I reported on how courts data is handled by HM Courts and Tribunals Service, with details of the contracts between the MoJ, Courtel and Bailii. When I was researching the issue in June I asked the Ministry … Continue reading
Courts data is public, right? Well no, not quite. Hearings and judgments might be public, but information about them can be difficult to access. The HM Courts and Tribunals service does publish daily case listings for many courts here, on … Continue reading
Download Lord Neuberger’s super injunction committee report and a transcript of press conference proceedings at this link, or read the embedded documents below*. An updated history of super injunctions, with definitions, can be found on this page: https://meejalaw.com/super-injunctions/ *Readers by … Continue reading
Courts data and information can be difficult to access: is it time to publish more online? Continue reading