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August 11, 2009  7:16 PM

So much for the rule of law?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, Data

I was very disturbed to read the Guardian's claim that the police have been instructed by the Home Office to ignore the European Court's ruling that the UK DNA Database breaches human rights law, and instead...

March 3, 2009  1:05 PM

Privacy 101: Introducing the Laws of the Bleedin’ Obvious

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Data, Data protection, privacy, Projects

The Register is reporting that a number of prominent Scots - including Gordon Brown - had their medical records accessed by a doctor without authorisation:

The files were part of the Emergency Care Summary system database, which was established three years ago amid...

July 30, 2008  7:13 AM

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

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
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...

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