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Gray v News Group Newspapers Ltd and Another; Coogan v Same: ChD 25 Feb 2011

The claimants said that agents of the defendant had unlawfully accessed their mobile phone systems. The court was now asked whether the agent (M) could rely on the privilege against self incrimination, and otherwise as to the progress of the case. The claimant asserted that their claim was an intellectual property claim, allowing section 72 … Continue reading Gray v News Group Newspapers Ltd and Another; Coogan v Same: ChD 25 Feb 2011

Royal Mail (Decision Notice): ICO 9 Aug 2012

The complainant has asked Royal Mail Group Ltd (Royal Mail) to confirm the number of applications it has received which were made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) or the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 (RIPSA). This information was requested on a year-by-year basis for the period 2007 to 2011. … Continue reading Royal Mail (Decision Notice): ICO 9 Aug 2012

Home Office (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Jul 2013

The complainant has requested the names and ranks of the persons who currently hold, or had previously held, one of three roles under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000, specifically, Senior Responsible Officer, Designated Person and Single Point of Contact on behalf of each of the police forces in England and Wales. The … Continue reading Home Office (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Jul 2013

Love v National Crime Agency: 10 May 2016

(City of Westminster Magistrates Court) The NCA had made a request to the court for an order that the now claimant surrender, under the 1897 Act, passwords to encrypted computer files. An application had already been made under the 2000 Act, to which the claimant had replied that he did not have the passwords sought. … Continue reading Love v National Crime Agency: 10 May 2016

Edmondson and Others v Regina: CACD 28 Jun 2013

Course of Transmission includes Voicemails The defendants appealed against convictions for conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemail messages whilst employed in various positions in newspapers. The issue boiled down to when the ‘course of transmission’ of a voicemail message ended, that is whether a voicemail message which was saved by the recipient on the voicemail facility … Continue reading Edmondson and Others v Regina: CACD 28 Jun 2013