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Does a GP sending patient info to a hospital without asking for consent violate medical ethics?

So, let’s say that you went to a General Practitioner (GP) about some pain, got some tests done, and they told you that you were fine; all the tests came back normal. Then, some time later, they look ...
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A company finds out that it has made a material decision based on incorrect personal data, what should it do?

A company terminates an employee based on what it believes to be a record of the actions of person gained from log files. Months later the company finds out that this information is not correct. ...
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What constitutes gross misconduct for teachers in the UK?

I recently heard of a story where an employee at a primary school in England was put on paid suspension. The reason given for this suspension was that she attended a peaceful demonstration against ...
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What laws might be broken by a security group harvesting stolen credentials for financial gain in penetration testing

The very interesting question I have is when “ethical” hackers/pen testers harvest these repositories of stolen credentials to then use them in pen testing for paying clients what laws are broken if ...
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Cross examination ethics

Due to an ongoing case, I was wondering the following. Can any complaint be made if a barrister suggests something plainly absurd (e.g. the witness made it up when there is CCTV evidence) and also ...
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Ex-parte communication between a Judge and Prosecutor - ethical breach or canon violation?

I was the defendant in a case and had the strange feeling that the Judge and Prosecutor were very friendly. After the hearing and verdict (not in my favor) I found online, that while the case was ...
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How is a lawyer suppose to handle his client making statements under oath that conflict with what the client has told a lawyer?

The attorney-client privilege is strongly protected so a client can tell the attorney the truth about what happened without fear of that information being used against him. However, there seems to be ...