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Cambridge Analytica owner fined £15,000 for ignoring data request

SCL Elections failed to respond to a US citizen’s request for copies of data it held on him Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 for failing to respond to an American citizen’s request for copies of information it holds on him. SCL Elections pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching the […]

Scotland census: sex question changes ‘may risk reliability of data’

Analysts suggest proposed switch in 2021 survey to non-binary sex question will make results harder to interpret Proposed changes to a question about biological sex, asked in Scotland’s next census, risk undermining the reliability of the survey and set a difficult precedent for equalities protection, experts have said. The Scottish government is proposing to add […]

District Judge Appointment: Muzaffer

The Queen has appointed Adem Behcet Muzaffer to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to serve in the Wales Circuit […]

District Judge Appointment: Muzaffer

The Queen has appointed Adem Behcet Muzaffer to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to serve in the Wales Circuit […]

Labour MP calls for reforms to rogue bailiff complaints system

Report finds just 30% of those who experience rule breaking make formal complaints A Labour MP has urged the government to make it easier to challenge rogue bailiffs after a report found few people made formal complaints despite huge numbers saying rules had been broken. Emma Reynolds, who will lead a debate on the issue […]

Limit prosecutions of army veterans, says top human rights lawyer

Martyn Day suggests charges against armed forces instead of individuals after abuse claims in Iraq and Afghanistan A statute of limitations could be used to prevent prosecution of military veterans for less serious historical offences, a leading human rights lawyer has suggested. Appearing before the Commons defence select committee, Martyn Day called for independent investigators […]