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The High Court has ruled that the Metropolitan Police (“The Met”) breached the rights of organisers of a vigil for Sarah Everard in March last year. The organisers withdrew from the planned vigil after being told by the Met that they would face fines and potential prosecution if it went ahead. Speaking on behalf of...
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Woman in street looks at her phone with face pixelated for blog about What constitutes misuse of data?
Everyday we use technology, from social media to downloading apps, we’re agreeing to the provider’s use of our data. But it can often be hard to understand what constitutes misuse of data, like when or how they can use our data, since the ‘terms of use’ are often dense and challenging to process. However, they...
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Met police stop and search man for blog about do you have to tell police your name in the UK?
It can be confusing what powers police have on the street and whether you have to give out personal information when asked. In previous case studies, we’ve discussed the certain procedures police must go through when performing a stop and search, but today we’ll answer the question ‘do you have to tell police your name...
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Armed officers await entry of residential house in blog about can police enter your home in the uk?
It goes without saying that you should feel safe in your own home. We put things into place to ensure our safety all the time, from CCTV and interactive doorbells to intruder alarms. But nothing can prepare us for law enforcement entering a property without our consent. It’s important to know when can police enter...
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Actions against the police case finally receives apology from Scotland Yard Scotland Yard sign stands in front of building.
Content Warning // This post discusses police abuse, excessive force and examples of derogatory and sexist comments/actions that some people may find traumatising or difficult to read.   Scotland yard finally issued an apology to University lecturer Dr Konstancja Duff after she was disrespectfully stripped and searched for handing a young boy information about his...
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Blue light flashes on top of car with police in background for a blog outlining do you have to stop for an unmarked police car
Being flashed by an unmarked car can be a worrying experience. Sometimes there’s no way of seeing who is in the car, or maybe you’re in a secluded area and don’t feel safe stopping. You may wonder do you have to stop for an unmarked police car, even when you can’t see who is driving....
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Police arresting a young man for blog explaining what do police say when they arrest you
The Miranda warning (or Miranda rights) is the first thing you think of when wondering “what do police say when they arrest you?” However, this is the US version of what we know as the police caution. In the UK, we have similar laws when it comes to your rights to remain silent. This is also known...
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If you’ve never been detained by the police, it’s unlikely you are aware of your rights when it comes to police detention in England and Wales. Understanding your rights when in custody of the police can help you stay calm and follow the right procedures if it ever occurs. This includes knowing how long can...
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Colour image of blue and white police tape across a road, the tape reads 'police line do not cross'
The police commissioner for North Yorkshire was highly criticised and urged to resign for saying murder victim Sarah Everard should not have ‘submitted’ to a false arrest and adding that women “need to be streetwise” about the powers that police officers have. North Yorkshire Police Commissioner, Phillip Allott, was criticised for comments he made when...
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A group of 850 professional footballers led by former Cardiff City and Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade are demanding compensation for use of their personal data by a range of sports data, betting, and entertainment companies. Under the name Project Red Card, the group claims that the companies’ use of a wide range of identifiable...
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