Monthly Archives: March 2012

Open Wide

Popped into the dentist for a filling today. The old one fell out with a chewy caramel bar. On arrival I was given a form to fill in with my personal details and medical history.    “Just an update dear” … Continue reading

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Act Now Book Draw Week 6

The winner of this week’s Act Now Book Draw was Peter Dinsdale from Newcastle University. Next week’s book is Gringras: The Laws of the Internet (3rd Edition) by Elle Todd. The next draw will take place on Wednesday 4th April at … Continue reading

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FOI Can Make You Money

Ibrahim Hasan has done a guest blog post for the Save FOI Blog. He says… “Many public authorities have expressed concerns about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) being “abused” by the private sector. They have cited examples of … Continue reading

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Act Now Book Draw Week 5

The winner of this week’s Act Now Book Draw was Gill Fildes from Swansea Metropolitan University. Next week’s book is Surveillance and Intelligence Law Handbook by Dr Victoria Williams, a barrister at 2 Gray’s Inn Chambers. Full annotated text of … Continue reading

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FPN & CCTV

Not sure why but when a normally rational DP officer is asked to produce a Fair Processing Notice for a CCTV camera they seem to lose track of reality and forget the basics. Name of Data Controller; purpose of processing, … Continue reading

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Act Now Book Draw Week 4

The winner of this week’s Act Now Book Draw was Donald Maclean from Perth College. Next week’s book is Information rights in practice by Alan Stead. The next draw will take place on Wednesday 21st March at 9am. Click here … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Tiddles – A Cat’s Tale

Maybe it was when he realised he couldn’t access his medical data (through his human owner); maybe it was the lack of a satisfactory diagnosis; maybe it was feline immunodeficiency virus that caused the lesions on all limbs and the … Continue reading

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