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January 19, 2009  10:14 AM

Government proposes abandoning data sharing controls

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consent, Data protection, privacy, regulation

The "Coroners and Justice Bill" has been placed in front of Parliament. Does this sound a little irrelevant to a privacy article? Not if you look in the small print of the Bill...

October 1, 2008  7:42 PM

Phorm kicks off its next trial

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.ico, consent, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Online profiling and advertising exchange Phorm has started its next trial with partner BT. This stage of Phorm's rollout was enabled after City Police...

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September 30, 2008  9:11 PM

Tories confirm they will scrap ContactPoint

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consent, identity, Projects, Surveillance

Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that the Tories will scrap ContactPoint - aka the Children's Index - if they win the next election.


September 30, 2008  9:36 AM

Barclaycard fined for silent calls

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consent, privacy, regulation, Spam

Ofcom has fined Barclaycard the maximum possible £50,000 for silent calling - the practice of using autodiallers to call phone numbers but not connecting the line...


September 25, 2008  7:57 AM

EnCoRe – Ensuring consent and revocation

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consent, revocation

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Technology Strategy Board have announced a substantial investment in three privacy research projects, one of which is EnCoRe - Ensuring Consent...


August 21, 2008  5:12 PM

Consultation: Privacy by Design

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, Data protection, privacy, technologies

Despite more than 20 years of data protection legislation in the UK and efforts to encourage the adoption of privacy friendly technologies and ways of working, progress has been disappointing and data protection and privacy safeguards are often bolted on as inadequate afterthoughts rather than...


July 30, 2008  7:13 AM

Government’s own report calls for removal of innocents’ data from DNA database

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Biometrics, consent, Data, Data protection, Surveillance, technologies

The Human Genetics Commission has published a report that calls for radical changes to the national DNA database (NDNAD), including the transfer of control away from the government, and the erasure of records relating to individuals who have not been...


July 28, 2008  5:32 PM

The return of fingerprinting at ports

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Biometrics, consent, Data protection, Surveillance

The Register is reporting that the UK Borders Agency is showing a renewed interest in fingerprinting passengers at ports and airports. The intention is apparently to introduce biometric checks in those areas where...


June 4, 2008  7:33 AM

The importance of the P word

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consent, privacy

Google is under the spotlight again, and this time for something seemingly innocuous: the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in the US is calling for the search engine giant to display a link to...


April 21, 2008  8:47 AM

Environment Agency takes phishing rather too literally?

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consent, Data protection, incidents, privacy

A friend's application for an angling license reveals may reveal that the Environment Agency is either sloppy with its personal data or is deliberately obfuscating its privacy policies. If government is to build trust in its management of personal information, then these 'small...


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