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LCJ warns of technology threat to justice system

PUBLISHED December 8, 2011

The lord chief justice has today warned of the need to preserve the integrity of the trial and jury system in the face of risks posed by modern technology.

In his foreword to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division?s annual review of the Legal Year, Lord Judge stressed: ?Modern technology does not come without risks.?

He said: ?I remain concerned at the ease with which a member of the jury can, by disobeying the judge?s instructions, discover material which purports to contain accurate information relevant to an individual case or an individual defendant.

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