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Case Law: R v Nigel Wright: No anonymity for corporate victims in blackmail cases – Aidan Wills

In August 2020 Nigel Wright was convicted of blackmail and contaminating food in Tesco stores. He was subsequently sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. Wright blackmailed Tesco by demanding the payment of bitcoin to the value of approximately £1.4m, failing which he would refuse to identify in which stores he’d placed contaminated baby food and/or would place further contaminated food. He was also convicted of placing metal shards in baby food. Continue reading

When is mass surveillance justified? The CJEU clarifies the law in Privacy International and other cases – Lorna Woods

This case concerns the collection of bulk communications data (BCD) from network operators by the security and intelligence agencies (SIAs).  It formed part of an action brought by Privacy International challenging the SIAs’ acquisition, use, retention, disclosure, storage and deletion of bulk personal datasets (BPDs) and BCD which started in 2015 before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).  Continue reading

United States: Media and Law Round Up – October 2020

It is with much sadness that we note the passing of Supreme Court of the Unites States Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who passed away on 18 September 2020. The Supreme Court of the United States released a statement in the wake of her death.  Ginsberg was 87 and was a  feminist icon on the Court.  Her passing drew obituaries from US media far and wide; from the New York Times, CNBC News, The New Yorker and The Economist among others. Continue reading

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