Category Archives: Security

GDPR and Employee Surveillance

The regulatory framework around employee surveillance is complex and easy to fall foul of. A few years ago, West Yorkshire Fire Service faced criticism when a 999 operator, who was on sick leave, found a GPS tracker planted on her … Continue reading

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Ghost in the machine

By Paul Simpkins Like any normal UK male I like to watch sport on TV. As the season all over Europe comes to a conclusion the titles and cups are being decided. Exactly the wrong time to take a holiday. … Continue reading

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RIPA and Communications Data: IoCCo Annual Report

                        In October 2015 the Prime Minister appointed Sir Stanley Burnton as the new Interception of Communications Commissioner replacing Sir Anthony May. Sir Stanley’s function is to keep under … Continue reading

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The Investigatory Powers Bill: Implications for Local Authorities

                      The government’s controversial Draft Investigatory Powers Bill was published in early November. Amongst other things, the Bill: Requires web and phone companies to store records of websites visited by … Continue reading

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‘The Great CPS Data-breach!’

                        No, this isn’t a new multi-million pound blockbuster, but instead a £200,000 error the Crown Prosecution Service probably wishes it had never made. On the 4th November 2015 … Continue reading

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And so, the end is near, and now we face, the final curtain… or do we?

In case you missed it over the last week or so it has been confirmed that the European Council have agreed a text of the Draft EU Data Protection Regulation. You would think that would be the final stage but … Continue reading

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