... applies even to misconduct in the jury room. Ouija boards (as in R v Young (Stephen)  QB 324) are clearly old hat, as the lazy or delinquent juror now has recourse to Facebook.
Leaving aside the fact that this person now faces the prospect of being charged with Contempt of Court, this once again highlights the way in which Facebook is so often used without any regard to the privacy settings available. My friend Pangloss has many a time lamented the way in which students in particular post all manner of personal details to social networking sites without considering who might see them - either now, or down the road when they're looking for jobs, and prospective employers are liable to make use of Google.
But what happens if and when we have security-conscious web users and genuinely anonymous net access? The current laws on jury process evolved when the only opportunity a juror had to seek outside advice was to go down the pub. How well will they work when user randomjuror53234 posts a query on an anonymised discussion board?
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