Morning round-up: Wednesday 6 August

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By Legal Cheek on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

newspapers3Lawyers must step up data protection measures after series of breaches, says watchdog [The Telegraph]

More than 17,000 sign up to Austrian student’s Facebook privacy class action [The Guardian]

F1 boss Ecclestone pays to end bribery trial [BBC News]

Stupid law firms not realising that A* at A level only introduced recently [The Student Room]

Trowers launches Birmingham document production hub as 34 secretaries exit [The Lawyer]

Guantánamo prisoner “just a skeleton”, lawyer says in push for care [The Guardian]

Police in Alabama are hunting a burglar who smoked a dead woman’s ashes, thinking they were drugs [The Telegraph]

“They were war crimes”: The specific, legal case for international charges against Israel [Salon]

Interview: Dominic Grieve should be applauded for putting commitment to the rule of law ahead of his party’s short-term political advantage [Law Society Gazette]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Pretty sloppy brand control by the fundamentalists I say” [Legal Cheek comments]