Feeds

Johnson refuses to intervene in McKinnon extradition

'No discretion' says Home Sec

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Gary McKinnon could be extradited to the US to face hacking charges before Christmas, after the Home Secretary declared he would not be intervening in the case.

Alan Johnson had frozen extradition proceedings against 43 year old McKinnon - accused of hacking into the Pentagon's computers in 2002 - in the middle of last month. Johnson said he would consider new evidence in the case, namely that McKinnon had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndome. This followed the Supreme Court's refusal to halt the extradition.

However, the Press Association reports tonight, Johnson has decided that the extradition would not contravene McKinnon's human rights, and he had no "general discretion" to intervene in the case.

McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, told the PA that her son's legal team would apply for a judicial review, but added that if this was not granted, the self-confessed hacker could be extradited before Christmas.

Following the Supreme Court's refusal to halt the extradition, McKinnon's legal team had 14 days to make representations to the European Court of Human rights, though their options were thought to be extremely limited. Johnson's intervention put that countdown on hold, so any remaining hope McKinnon has of avoiding extradition now depends on Strasbourg. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?