Month: December 2020

Public interest defence campaign

A campaign for a general public interest defence to the Official Secrets Acts (and any replacement Espionage Act) was launched today. Janus Friis, a philanthropic technology entrepreneur, is funding a campaign for a general public interest defence as part of the expected modernisation of the Official Secrets Acts. The all-party Intelligence and Security Committee recommended […]

Claimant who was identified as a suspect in the Manchester Terror attack awarded £83,000 damages in privacy case

In a judgment handed down today Mr Justice Warby has awarded damages of £83,000 for misuse of private information to a claimant who was identified by the MailOnline as someone who had been arrested in connection with the Manchester Arena Terrorist attack. Mr Sicri was identified by the newspaper, despite the fact that the police […]

Independent review into the FCA’s regulation of Connaught published

The independent review conducted by Raj Parker of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulation of the Connaught Income Fund Series 1 has been published today. Connaught was an unregulated collective investment scheme providing short-term bridging finance to commercial operators in the UK property market. The review concluded that “the Regulator’s regulation of the relevant entities […]