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CCTV Surveillance: Getting It Right

Steve Morris writes… “I keep six honest serving men, they taught me all I know, their names are what, why, when, how, where and who…” “I know a person small, she keeps ten million serving-men who get no rest at … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information Case-law Roundup

Section 5 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) enables the Secretary of State to designate a body as a public authority if it appears to the Secretary of State : (a)… to exercise functions of a public nature, or … Continue reading

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A Decade of FOI in Scotland: Celebrating Success, Securing Rights for the Future

Erin Ferguson examines the Scottish Information Commissioner’s special report… Freedom of information (FOI) legislation has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary in the United Kingdom. Overall, the UK FOI regime has been deemed successful. 400,000 requests for information have been made … Continue reading

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The ‘Big Regulation': big progress or big elephant? @privacyminion on the draft EU DP Regulation

So time has gone on a little bit and we are now 3 years down the line from when the European Commission released its proposed revised Data Protection framework on January 25th 2012. Some may say that progress has been … Continue reading

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To Brunei and Back – A tale of training far far away

Ibrahim Hasan reports on his recent trip to Brunei… On Friday (29th January) Paul Gibbons and I returned from Brunei after delivering data protection audit training to government staff. We had a truly memorable trip. The hospitality, generosity and warmth … Continue reading

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Staff Surveillance: It’s a Data Protection Issue

Increasingly affordable surveillance technology means that more and more employers are turning to surveillance to catch errant or work shy employees. But confusion still reigns as to which legislation applies and what can be done lawfully. If employee surveillance is … Continue reading

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New Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

In October 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), published an updated version of the Local Government Transparency Code . This applies in England only and replaces the previous version. The code requires councils (as well as, amongst … Continue reading

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