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Month: October 2016


Historic Sexual Offences – definitive sentencing principles

Regina v Forbes & others [2016] EWCA 1388 involved conjoined appeals in a number of cases involving sentences for historic sexual offences. The Court of Appeal, presided over by the Lord Chief Justice, took the opportunity to consider relevant authorities and lay down a number of important principles to interpret current sentencing guidelines in accordance…

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TalkTalk receives record £400,000 fine for failing to protect customers' data

TalkTalk, the internet service provider has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that led to the company being hacked back in October 2015.  The fine is the highest imposed by the UK data’s regulator to date and close to the statutory maximum of £500,000. It is understood from the ICO’s investigation…

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Injunction Order: Pippa Middleton obtains privacy injunction following iCloud hack

In Middleton & Anor v Person Or Persons Unknown [2016] EWHC 2354 (QB) Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, successfully sought the continuation of an interim privacy injunction and the expansion of its terms against person(s) unknown. It is understood that more than 3,000 photographs featuring Ms Middleton, members of her family and…

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