The Supreme Court has ruled on a case that began with nude student photos on a teacher’s work computer, but opened the larger question of an employee’s reasonable expectation of privacy when using office technology.
The “Word” Is Not Enough: New Cybercrime Prevention Act Leaves Philippine Plagiarists Criminally Vulnerable (UPDATED)
The institution of a controversial new Cybercrime Prevention Act in the Philippines may leave plagiarists subject to criminal sanctions. The penalty for the plagiarism depends on the number of prior offences, but first-time infringers can expect up to one to three years in prison.
Quantum of Solace: UK Court Deems Police Retention of Uncharged Suspect Photos an Invasion of Privacy
A UK High Court ruling handed down in June 2012 will change the policies of the Metropolitan Police (the Met), particularly after they release suspects without laying charges. In a decision centering on privacy practices and the encroachment of the State, it was held that the private interests of two complainants were compromised under the […]
As the author of the highly publicized decisions of Kerwhizz and Temple Island Collections, Judge Birss of the England and Wales Patent County Court (PCC) is no stranger to controversy. In his latest judgment, Suh v Ryu, Birss J appeared to settle a relatively straightforward procedural matter. Closer scrutiny reveals that his reasons are reflective […]
Mark Bowman is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Court of Justice of the European Communities has ruled that internet service providers (ISPs) cannot be forced to monitor subscriber traffic if doing so impedes on their freedom to conduct their business and if doing so would infringe on the fundamental rights of […]
Michael Gilburt is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, has called for the suspension and surveillance of the BlackBerry Messenger (“BBM”) service after evidence indicated that the popular communication platform helped facilitate the London riots.
Dan Whalen is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Disgraced UK tabloid News of the World has finally crumbled under the mounting weight of the national phone-hacking scandal. As investigations heat up and criminal charges seem imminent, it is worthwhile to examine the law that prosecutors will seek to uphold and once again […]
Taylor Vanderhelm is a JD candidate at the University of Alberta. New internet filtering rules set to commence in Turkey as of August 2011 have gathered international attention and raised the ire of many Turkish citizens recently. Turkey is set to introduce four new internet content filtering options: family, children, domestic, or standard as part […]
Danny Titolo is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Former Formula One president, Max Mosley, recently launched a complaint attempting to strengthen privacy protections for public figures. If the legal bid were successful, it would require news organizations to notify individuals who were the subject matter of a publication. The European Court of […]
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, recently gave a speech to the Judicial Studies Board Annual Lecture entitled “Open Justice Unbound?” where he addressed current judicial developments in the UK dealing with open justice and freedom of speech, in particular, the rise in […]