21st June - Law News

2004th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: A year-long investigation has uncovered evidence that the UK defence giant BAE Systems has made large-scale sales across the Middle East of sophisticated surveillance technology, including to many repressive governments. These sales have also included decryption software which could be used against the UK and its allies. Much of this technology, which is covered by the same international laws as military equipment, has come from a British company. It's an important tool in the fight against terrorism but as Nawal Al Maghafi reports it may have been used by repressive governments to silence dissent and human rights campaigners

Focus of the day story:   Is probate facing a revolution? Technology improves efficiency for probate practices without losing humanity. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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