Monthly Archives: October 2013

BCS Data Protection Course – How I Passed

Sarah Browne, Information Compliance and Records Management Assistant at Greater Manchester Police, recently passed the BCS (ISEB) Certificate in Data Protection exam with Act Now. These are her top tips for passing: Give up any notions of a social life … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual Report

The Scottish Information Commissioner has published her annual report for 2012/13.  Key facts are as follows: The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC) received 594 FOI appeals in the year. This was an increase of 14% on last year, … Continue reading

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The shortest Data Protection Policy in the world?

Youngest son has been looking for work and was interviewed for some warehouse job with a big name in retail and had this thrust under his nose while being interviewed. Luckily the modern scourge of camera phone proved very useful … Continue reading

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Use of Social Media in Investigations

All investigators, when tackling rogue traders, fraudsters or errant employees, need to make use of the Internet as an investigatory tool. Unfortunately there is a lack of knowledge of Internet investigation techniques amongst investigators especially those working in the public … Continue reading

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