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Thursday, February 7, 2013

British Official Says Legal System Needs To Address Dangers Posed By Social Media

Britain's Attorney General says that jurors with access to social media may be tempted to check on the backgrounds of defendants or other information that has been excluded at trial, thus turning them into "criminals," and undermining the justice system. He also noted that in some cases, members of the legal profession themselves make comments about the legal system on social media. Calling this tendency "trial by Google," Dominic Grieve, Q.C. indicated that he thinks lawyers, judges, and legislators need to address cracks in a legal regime that pre-dates the Internet without delay. More here from the Guardian.

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