Monthly Archives: May 2015

1,209 internet trolls convicted in 2014

The Ministry of Justice has published figures relating to offences involving the posting of offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing messages.  The figures show 1,209 individuals were convicted in 2014, up from 143 a decade previously.  155 of the 1,209 were imprisoned.  An additional 685 individuals were cautioned under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 last year.

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ICO may take action against Google over ‘right to be forgotten’

The Deputy Information Commissioner, David Smith, has indicated that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) may take legal action against Google over its handling of ‘right to be forgotten’ requests.   The Article 29 Working Party has also criticised Google for notifying media outlets when URLs from their sites are going to be filtered and for failing to filter URLs from all of its search engines including www.google.com.

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