Information Technology in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • HM Attorney General v Joanne Fraill and Jamie Sewart
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 16 Junio 2011

    Judges, no less than any else, are well aware of and use modern technology in the course of their work. Modern technology, and means of communication, are advancing at an ever increasing speed. We are aware that reference to the internet is inculcated as a matter of habit into many members of the community, and no doubt that habit will grow. The revolution in methods of communication cannot change these essential principles.

  • Bunt v Tilley
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 10 Marzo 2006

    Of course, to be liable for a defamatory publication it is not always necessary to be aware of the defamatory content, still less of its legal significance. Editors and publishers are often fixed with responsibility notwithstanding such lack of knowledge. On the other hand, for a person to be held responsible there must be knowing involvement in the process of publication of the relevant words. It is not enough that a person merely plays a passive instrumental role in the process.

  • The Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and Others
    • Chancery Division
    • 16 Julio 2013

    In any event, even if FAPL had to show that the communication was to a new public, I consider that it is clear that that requirement is satisfied, since the effect of FirstRow's activities is to make the broadcasts available to persons who are not legitimately entitled to view them either because those persons have not subscribed to the broadcaster's service or because the broadcaster has only been licensed by FAPL for a different territory.

  • EE Ltd v Office of Communications Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Others (Interested Parties)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 26 Agosto 2016

    Nothing elsewhere in domestic legislation leads, in my judgment, to a different conclusion. I accept Mr Saini's submission that the 2006 Act is the lex specialis in relation to Ofcom's duties as regards the radio spectrum. The limited powers for the Secretary of State to give directions to Ofcom contained in section 5 of the 2003 Act cannot hobble the wide power to give directions under section 5 of the 2006 Act.

  • Re A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests)
    • Court of Protection
    • 21 Febrero 2019

    The next question which arises is what is the ‘relevant information’ under section 3(1)(a) MCA 2005 on which the issue should be assessed? Although counsel in this case prepared an ‘agreed’ formula, I have had the benefit of wider argument on the issue in the two cases.

  • R v Mortimer (Jason Christopher)
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 25 Mayo 2010

    (3) The new paragraph 12 will: be using any computer, iPhone or mobile phone capable of accessing the internet, which computer, iPhone or mobile telephone does not have the capacity to retain and display the history of internet use; and from making any attempt to delete such history on such device; and from refusing to show such a history to a police officer if so requested.

  • R v Thompson
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 18 Septiembre 2008

    In the present case we do not consider that any provision for monitoring the applicant's use of computers and the Internet can be justified. There is here no good reason to confer on the police any wider powers of search than are vested in them under the generally applicable law.

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Books & Journal Articles
    • No. 39-2, February 1983
    • Journal of Documentation
    • 85-87
    Major initiatives in advanced information technology are under way or have been proposed in the UK, Europe and Japan. ‘Information technology’ is an umbrella expression with different interpretatio...
  • Vermont: Library and information technology
    • No. 14-2/3, February 1996
    • Library Hi Tech
    • 309-316
    The Vermont library environment has been heavily involved with information technology since the early 1980s. Like most of the library world, Vermont's introduction came through technical services f...
  • Strategic Impact of Information Technology
    • No. 91-6, June 1991
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    • 3-4
    To provide the organisational capacity to adopt information technology (IT) successfully, a partnership between technology and business managers must be established. A constructive dialogue between...
  • Maori access to information technology
    • No. 21-5, October 2003
    • The Electronic Library
    • 456-460
    The extent of Internet access is a key indicator of the Maori people’s ability to use information technologies for social, e‐commerce and e‐government communication. The key findings from national ...
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  • Pre-trial review questionnaire
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Technology and Construction Court forms including the case management information form.
    ... ... High Court of Justice ... Queen’s Bench Division ... Technology and Construction Court ... Last date for filing ... with court office ... Assigned judge ... • The judge will use the information which you and the other party(ies) provide to conduct a pre-trial ... • ... ...
  • Case management information sheet
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Technology and Construction Court forms including the case management information form.
    ... ... information sheet ... Click here to reset form ... County Court ... High Court of Justice ... Queen’s Bench Division ... Technology and Construction Court ... To be completed by, or on behalf of, ... Last date for filing ... with court office ... Assigned judge ... who is ... ...
  • Additional draft case management directions
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Chancery forms, including claim forms and applications for orders.
    ... ... ()  The  claim be transferred to the Technology" and Construction Court [ or other Specialist List ] by          \xC2" ... Further information ... ...
  • Apply to authorise a deprivation of liberty
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Court of Protection forms including the COP1 application to make decisions on someone's behalf.
    ... ... Information for completing form. You can download forms and leaflets at ... (iv) use of assistive technology ... (v) what would happen if P tried to leave ... *All answers to the ... ...
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