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OSC RIPA (Surveillance) Procedures and Guidance: A view from its former editor

                                    For the first time, the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) has made its Procedures and Guidance (P&G) public (in electronic format). The … Continue reading

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Data Protection Reform after Brexit. Does GDPR still matter?

According to the new Prime Minister “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does Brexit mean for UK Data Controllers who are planning for implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? The short answer is keep calm and carry on. … Continue reading

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OSC Annual Report On Surveillance (RIPA) Published

  Steve Morris   On the 7th July 2016 the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) published the 2015-2016 Annual Report. The report covers the period from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 and should be read by public authorities, … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of the big bad cloud?

By Frank Rankin For when you first begin to undertake it, all that you find is a darkness, a sort of cloud of unknowing; you cannot tell what it is… The Cloude of Unknowynge, Anonymous, 14th Century When it comes … Continue reading

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Full Metal Jacket…

For many after the historic events in the UK, it may indeed feel necessary to don a metaphorical “full metal jacket” to survive what is an ongoing onslaught of the political landscape. Uncertainty grows and the decision to “Brexit” continues … Continue reading

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DP and #GDPR after #Brexit

For the last six months, Data Protection experts, novices and agnostics have talked of little else but the General Data Protection Regulation, the new version of Data Protection law that will hold sway consistently across the 28 members of the … Continue reading

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Nationwide breaches of DPA

To leave or to remain. What a difficult question and the citizens of the UK are wrestling daily with this issue under an intense barrage of claim and counter claim. But sneaking under the radar are hundreds of breaches of … Continue reading

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