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  • Advance Access Articles - Volume 19 : 2022


    Advance article 1:

    Oways Kinsara - Revising the Saudi Electronic Transactions Law on E-Signatures

    Acknowledging the ever-increasing significance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the global e-commerce market, this article critically examines the e-signature regime of the 2007 Saudi Electronic Transactions Law and its implementing regulation.

    Advance article 2:

    Paul Marshall - Scandal at the Post Office: The Intersection of law, ethics and politics

    The Post Office Horizon scandal in the United Kingdom, possibly the most extensive miscarriage of justice in English legal history, was caused by a number of interrelated factors.

    Advance article 3:

    Mark King - Electronic Execution of Documents Interim Report: a critical analysis

    An Industry Working Group set up by a public appointments competition has recently produced Electronic Execution of Documents Interim Report via the Ministry of Justice.

    Advance article 4:

    James Christie - The Post Office IT scandal – why IT audit is essential for effective corporate governance

    The Post Office Horizon scandal is possibly the most serious corporate failure in the United Kingdom in living memory, and possibly for more than a century.

    Advance article 5:

    Peter Bernard Ladkin and Martyn Thomas - Assigning IACS cybersecurity responsibility conformant with the UK Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018

    Industrial plants constituting a society’s critical infrastructure, for example electricity-generation and water-supply, contain industrial automation and control systems (IACS). IACS nowadays increasingly contain many digital-electronic components whose behaviour is software-controlled.

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  • Advance Access Articles - Volume 18 : 2021


    Advance article 5:

    Michael Jackson - An approach to the judicial evaluation of evidence from computers and computer systems

    The evaluation of evidence derived from a complex computer system is difficult: past experience of reliable operation in general is an uncertain guide to the value of specific evidence in a particular case.

     Advance article 6:

    Ubena John - Legal issues surrounding the admissibility of electronic evidence in Tanzania

    Tanzania has a law governing the admissibility of electronic evidence. This law brought several changes.

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  • Advance Access Articles - Volume 18 : 2021


    Advance article 4:

    Isaac Rutenberg, Stephen Kiptinnes, Abdulmalik Sugow - Admission of electronic evidence: Contradictions in the Kenyan Evidence Act

    In its provision for the admissibility of electronic evidence, the Kenyan Evidence Act includes two apparently conflicting provisions. Under section 106B, the Evidence Act prescribes conditions for admissibility, and uses the concept of a certificate as a means of proof of authenticity. 


    Advance article 3:

    Michael Ellims - Brake systems: a mind of their own

    Brake systems fitted to current production vehicles are not the relativity straightforward hydraulic systems that many people expect. Rather they have evolved into complex systems which are on their own deliberately capable of affecting the behaviour of a vehicle.


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  • Advance Access Articles - Volume 18 : 2021


    Paul Marshall, James Christie, Peter Bernard Ladkin, Bev Littlewood, Stephen Mason, Martin Newby, Jonathan Rogers, Harold Thimbleby, Martyn Thomas CBE - Recommendations for the probity of computer evidence

    Every significant program contains many bugs that will cause it to fail to produce correct results when some particular combination of input data is encountered.

    This paper sets out recommendations for a two stage disclosure process in an attempt to avoid the problems with disclosure of computer data/material in court proceedings, problems that have been exposed in two cases in England: the Post Office Horizon scandal, and the case of the nurses in R v Cahill, R v Pugh.

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  • Advance Access Articles - Volume 18 : 2021


    Lene Wacher Lentz and Nina Sunde - The use of historical call data records as evidence in the criminal justice system – lessons learned from the Danish telecom scandal

    This article conducts a socio-technical analysis of the Danish telecom scandal, which shows that, in addition to the processing errors highlighted, sources of error are related to competence, cognitive factors and inadequate quality management.

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