Articles tagged with: Technology
By Lehna Hewitt and Sarah Hughes
Research carried out by Divorce-Online in 2012 highlights the huge significance that social media now has to family law. The study found that one in three divorce petitions in the UK list Facebook as a contributing factor, with flirtatious e-mails and messages sent on the site being one of the most commonly cited examples of unreasonable behaviour. Office romances and affairs that took months or even years to develop in the real world can now happen almost instantaneously on Facebook and Twitter. People can connect …
By Roger Smith
Professor Andrew Le Sueur is a mild-mannered, rather thoughtful public law academic at Queen Mary, University of London. But he is a professor with a mission.
He is outraged by the Wikipedia coverage of the UK constitution. Making his pitch in the UK Constitutional Law Blog, he lamented that the Wikipedia article on the UK constitution, first port of call for many a lay person (and law student in a hurry), “would not pass a peer review process for an academic journal and nor would it receive a good …
By Eduardo Ustaran
Going all the way to the Rio de la Plata to discuss the content of the future European data protection framework seems a little over the top, but the recent International Privacy Commissioners’ Conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay provided a perfect forum as a neutral ground for a fierce policy debate. Surrounded by equally fierce winds and rain for added dramatic effect, regulators and other influential stakeholders in the privacy world locked horns in the most constructive possible way for three days to make the most of …
By Charles Worthering, on behalf of Accident-compensation.co.uk
In the US, many public and private employers are routinely asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords during job interviews and checking their profiles on the spot for content that might make them undesirable job candidates. The agencies/employers are not requesting login information but are asking applicants to access their personal accounts on a company computer during the job interview to allow the interviewer to view their profiles.
Needless to say, these actions have been strongly condemned, both in the US and the UK, and …
By Lucy Corrin
In the immediate aftermath of the decision to prosecute Rebekah Brooks, her co-defendant and husband Charles Brooks has called the proceedings a witch-hunt and questioned his wife’s ability to receive a fair trial. Mrs Brooks has herself challenged the decision to prosecute, and raised issues about impartiality.
First and foremost, perception is a key part of our justice system and even when decisions have been scrupulously and fairly taken behind closed doors by eminent and distinguished lawyers, it does matter if the legitimacy of those decisions is undermined in …