R(Harry Miller) v the College of Policing: tweets and the police recording of non-crime hate incidents Privacy Law Cases

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This episode analyses the case of R(Miller) v the College of Policing [2021] EWCA Civ 1926, in which the Court of Appeal considered the police guidance on the recording of hate crimes. In this case, the applicant had objected to the police recording his gender-critical tweets as a perception-based hate incident. Key issues: controversial social media comments, the recording of perception-based hate incidents, freedom of speech and the definition of speech as a hate crime. Other cases mentioned:

R(Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales [2019] EWHC 2341 (Admin)
R(A) against the secretary of state for the Home Department [2021] UK SC 37
Handyside v United Kingdom Application No. 5493/72
Altug Tane Akcam v Turkey (2016) 62 EHRR 12

This episode analyses the case of R(Miller) v the College of Policing [2021] EWCA Civ 1926, in which the Court of Appeal considered the police guidance on the recording of hate crimes. In this case, the applicant had objected to the police recording his gender-critical tweets as a perception-based hate incident. Key issues: controversial social media comments, the recording of perception-based hate incidents, freedom of speech and the definition of speech as a hate crime. Other cases mentioned:

R(Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales [2019] EWHC 2341 (Admin)
R(A) against the secretary of state for the Home Department [2021] UK SC 37
Handyside v United Kingdom Application No. 5493/72
Altug Tane Akcam v Turkey (2016) 62 EHRR 12

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