R. v. Playfair

The Cyber Blog IndiaCase Summary

Sentencing in a case involving 23 counts of child sexual abuse, disclosure of private sexual photos and videos, and blackmail

R. v. Playfair [2023] NICC 15 In the Crown Court for the Division of Belfast ICOS Number 21/089414, 21/007938, and 21/059533 Before Justice Rafferty, KC Decided on May 09, 2023 Relevancy of the Case: Sentencing in a case involving 23 … Read More

R. v. McPhee

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Cognitive difficulties as a mitigating factor in the sentencing of a case involving blackmailing and sextortion of a minor girl

R. v. McPhee 2020 ABPC 106 In the Provincial Court of Alberta Docket 181146077P1 Before Judge A.A. Fradsham Decided on June 11, 2020 Relevancy of the Case: Cognitive difficulties as a mitigating factor in the sentencing of a case involving … Read More

R. v. Coban

The Cyber Blog IndiaCase Summary

Appeal against the final sentencing in a case of online sextortion where a minor victim suffered for over 3 years

R. v. Coban 2022 BCSC 1810 In the Supreme Court of British Columbia Docket X078463 Before Justice Devlin Decided on October 14, 2022 Relevancy of the Case: Appeal against the final sentencing in a case of online sextortion where a … Read More

R. v. Coban

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Admissibility of social media statements in an online sextortion trial under the traditional exception to the hearsay rule

R. v. Coban 2021 BCSC 2297 In the Supreme Court of British Columbia Docket 078463 Before Justice Devlin Decided on November 25, 2021 Relevancy of the Case:¬†Admissibility of social media statements in an online sextortion trial under the traditional exception … Read More

Sanjay Dubey v. State of Madhya Pradesh

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Can a High Court go beyond the subject matter of a case while hearing a bail application in a child sexual abuse case?

Sanjay Dubey v. State of Madhya Pradesh In the Supreme Court of India Criminal Appeal 1466/2023 @ SLP (Crl) 11377/2022 Before Justice K. Murari and Justice A. Amanullah Decided on May 11, 2023 Relevancy of the Case: Can a High … Read More

Detecting CSAM: Through Hashing and Intermediaries

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Detecting CSAM, Hashing, and Intermediaries

Governments across the globe frequently claim child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and potential terrorist activity as justifications to support backdoors in encryption-based services. Big tech companies continue to face pressure while offering end-to-end encrypted services. Is the roll-out of on-device … Read More

Regina v. Matthew Millen

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Taking defence as a cyber volunteer in an appeal arising out of conviction in a child sexual abuse case

Regina v. Matthew Millen [2021] EWCA Crim 1471 In the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division Case Number 2021/00528/B5 Before Lord Justice Holroyde, Justice Holgate, and Justice Cockerill Decided on October 05, 2021 Relevancy of the case: Taking defence as a … Read More

Bachpan Bachao Andolan v. Union of India

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A public interest litigation filed for addressing the problem of inter-state child trafficking, child labour, and child sexual abuse in circuses

Bachpan Bachao Andolan v. Union of India & Ors (2011) 5 SCC¬†1 In the Supreme Court W.P. (C) 51/2006 Before Justice Dr Dalveer Bhandari and Justice A.K. Patnaik Decided on April 18, 2011 Relevancy of the case: A public interest … Read More