Law

They want my IP address

They want my IP address

The question of your Internet Protocol address (IP address) has once again hit the headlines in an anti-terrorism and security bill due to be published on 26th November 2014. Theresa May, Home Secretary and the police want your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to store your IP address for 12 months to help in the fight […]

Revenge Porn – the Law to Change

Revenge Porn – the Law to Change

Revenge porn is defined as the distribution of a private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress. In an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, currently going through Parliament, this will soon be made a specific offence. The amendment will include sharing of images both […]

Digital Estate Planning – What’s Holding Us Back?

Digital Estate Planning – What’s Holding Us Back?

If you have a Will, then during its creation, the likelihood is that you only had in your mind bequeathing those items which are considered tangible; such as property, money and things such as old photographs, jewellery or perhaps a special chair. This traditional vision of our assets at death is now rapidly changing as […]

Revenge Porn – We Need Stronger Laws

Revenge Porn – We Need Stronger Laws

Every so often we hear in the news of the humiliation of someone who’s had intimate or naked pictures of themselves posted online or sent to friends and relatives. The victim is often young and usually female, the perpetrator a jilted or dis-enchanted ex-boyfriend. And revenge porn could happen to you. Take the case of […]

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

So the controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill has been fast tracked through Parliament and now passes into law. First we got to hear about it was on 10th July 2014 when it was first published. The House of Lords passed it without amendment and it went into law overnight following royal assent given not long after. It […]