Monthly Archives: February 2013

Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation and Research

David Erdos believes a bid to tighten European data protection will have a chilling impact on social science and humanities research.  He writes: Even with the advent of Web 2.0, data protection law is still often seen as technical and … Continue reading

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Can Spiderman make a Freedom of Information request?

Has your public authority ever received an FOI request from Justin Case, Barb Dwyer or Stan Still? Would these even be valid requests? According to a survey of FOI officers published by the Constitution Unit, the average council receives 47 … Continue reading

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