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Data protection


February 21, 2009  8:56 PM

Coroners & Justice – is this what it’s all about?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Data protection, legislation

I wish there were an emoticon for <slaps forehead with one hand whilst lightbulb goes on over head>. I was pondering Coroners & Justice on the flight home last night, when I realised what the Bill is really all about (although I'm sure I'm not the first). Click through for the...

February 20, 2009  12:35 PM

The injustice of data sharing

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Data protection, freedom, legislation, privacy

The Coroners and Justice Bill has had its second reading in the Commons and gone to Committee. Why should we care about a Bill that is, on the face of it, intended to reform the operation of Coroners and...


January 28, 2009  11:02 AM

The Personal Information Privacy Promise

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.ico, Data protection

The ICO has published the full list of organisations that have signed up to its new Personal Information Promise. The list, which is copies below, includes many household names, who...


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...


January 15, 2009  8:46 PM

The Personal Information Promise

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.ico, Data protection, privacy

The Information Commissioner has announced the Personal Information Promise - a...

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January 7, 2009  8:11 AM

BS10012 is available for comment

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Data protection

The British Standards Institute has published its draft BS 10012 "Specification for the management of personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998" for public comment. The creation of a data protection standard is an important...


November 26, 2008  8:38 AM

Information Commissioner publishes Privacy by Design report

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Data protection

The Information Commissioner has published his Privacy by Design report.

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...


October 22, 2008  7:04 AM

Passports for phones: there’s a business opportunity here

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Data protection, identity cards, privacy, Surveillance

The Home Office has floated the idea of forcing anyone who wishes to purchase a mobile phone to provide a passport or equivalent before they can do so, and these details will be logged on a database for the purposes...


October 22, 2008  6:52 AM

Data laws hamper prisoner study

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.ico, Data protection, privacy, statistics

The BBC is reporting that the Data Protection Act has prevented researchers from finding out how many forces veterans have served time in civilian prisons.

Clearly this is a very legitimate and socially important piece of research,...


September 2, 2008  4:41 PM

Data breach notification is not the solution

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.ico, Data protection

The value of a US-style data breach notification law is questionable. Once notified of a breach, there is little that the data subject can do but remain alert to potential frauds. With the volume of incidents in...


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