RE: [ISN] Man arrested in Britain in hacking case

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Date: Fri Aug 17 2001 - 01:32:45 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Matthew Pemble <mpembleat_private>
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    Under British Law, a 24-year old arrested cannot be named?
    They will normal issue press statements naming people when they are
    just "assisting with enquiries", never mind when they have actually got
    to the point of arresting somebody.  Nah, somebody is playing silly
    buggers here, unless writing M$ viruses is now so easy that somebody
    legally deemed not to be a responsible adult can do it.  Unless a judge
    has ordered privacy?
    Note that if the person arrested was under 16, a ward of court, or
    otherwise protected, then they cannot be named, until conviction.
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    Matthew Pemble
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