Monthly Archives: April 2012

New Data Sharing Laws: Too Far, Too Fast?

According a story in the Guardian newspaper last week, proposals to be published in May by the Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, are expected to make it easier for government and public-sector organisations to share confidential information supplied by the … Continue reading

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Please call re ICO conference.

Working around the UK us Act Now speakers sometimes get messages or emails from the office staff.  If we can we pick these up and follow them up at lunchtime, coffee breaks etc. Last week I received once such message … Continue reading

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Access to Social Work Records of the Deceased

Local authorities often receive Freedom of Information Act (FOI) requests for access to the social work records of the deceased. These usually come from family members, sometimes to assist them with a dispute or a legal claim. When making a … Continue reading

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Act Now Book Draw – Week 8

The winner of last week’s Act Now Book Draw was Amy Ford from NHS Southampton City. Next week’s book is Covert Investigation by Clive Harfield and Karen Harfield. The next draw will take place on Wednesday 25th April at 9am. … Continue reading

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Act Now Book Draw – Week 7

The winner of last week’s Act Now Book Draw was Sue Gilbert from Coventry City Council. Next week’s book is E-Privacy and Online Data Protection (Second Edition) by Susan Singleton. The next draw will take place on Wednesday 11th April … Continue reading

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Breaking (In) News from Sky

Is the Sky about to fall in on Rupert Murdoch? Yet again another of his news outlets is accused of breaking the law in the pursuit of a good story. Where will it end? Yesterday Sky News admitted in a … Continue reading

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Bigger Brother

The Coalition Agreement states that the government “will end the storage of internet and e mail records without good reason.”  This commitment is now in tatters as the Government wants the power to be able to monitor the calls, emails, … Continue reading

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