May 12th 2016

Even non-police agencies are misusing the Police National Computer

The Police National Computer (PNC) and access to the information held on it has always been a hotly debated topic. The PNC stores data on individuals who have been subject to a conviction, caution, reprimand, warning or arrest. Over the years countless stories have shown that the database has been misused time and again by […]

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Nov 28th 2014

No Halt to the Sharing of Medical Records

Despite uncovering thousands of cases of patient information being wrongly disclosed to third parties a recent review into the sharing of medical records with private sector companies endorses the practice. The Daily Telegraph reports that the review, conducted by Sir Nick Partridge found that “tens of thousands of records were wrongly passed to third parties”. […]

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Nov 14th 2014

EU DNA Database Back on the Agenda

Following Monday night’s confused debate on EU Justice and Home Affairs powers it has been revealed that the Government is embarking upon a scheme that would give European states limited access to the UK DNA database and potentially pave the way to a linking of the UK and EU databases. This is a worrying development, […]

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Aug 28th 2014

Another Day another Data Breach

In what is becoming an ever more regular occurrence for the NHS, it has been reported that the East Midlands Ambulance Service has lost a disk containing the notes of 42,000 patients’ who had been treated by paramedics in the last few months. This incident once again underlines the dangers of organisations holding increasing amounts […]

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Aug 27th 2014

Another Group backs the end of the Edited Register

The Edited Electoral Register (EER) has come under fire in the past few weeks, with a series of reports indicating that the Register is proving to be more trouble than it is worth.  To add fuel to the fire,  the Local Government Association (LGA) has called for the sale of the EER to be stopped […]

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