Monthly Archives: November 2012

Leveson: What future for Data Protection?

The Leveson Report has finally been published. The Report recommends that a tougher form of self-regulation backed by legislation should be introduced to uphold press standards. Much has already been written (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20543936) and will continue to be written about this central … Continue reading

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FOI and Datasets: Draft Code of Practice

The Protection of Freedoms Act will amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 so that in the future public authorities will have greater obligations in relation to the release and publication of datasets. The key points of Section 102 of … Continue reading

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Privacy Conference – Call for Papers

The Fifth Northumbria Information Rights Conference will take place on Wednesday 1 May 2013 at the Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.   The theme of the conference will be “Changing notions of privacy”. The aim of the conference is … Continue reading

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RIPA, CHIS and the IPT

A recent legal case about undercover police officers’ activities whilst investigating protest groups, has raised the importance of RIPA forms being completed correctly and care being taken when authorising them. Ten women have launched  a legal action claiming they were … Continue reading

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Nobody cares for me. Signed DC.

Dear Mr xxxxxxxx,  As a registered user of www.tpexpress.co.uk we are legally required under the Data Protection Act 1998 to contact you with the information outlined below. Please note: This is not a marketing communication and does not affect your opt-in/out preferences for marketing emails. What … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between PCC & BCC

The picture that said a thousand suppliers. Fresh from being elected with less than 10% of the electorate in favour of him a recently appointed Police Commissioner writes to all the suppliers to tell them the email addresses of all … Continue reading

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First Magistrates’ Approval of RIPA Surveillance

Gateshead Council MAY HAVE become the first local authority in the country to successfully obtain Magistrates’ approval for covert surveillance under new laws which came into force on 1st November 2012. Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Protection of … Continue reading

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