Jan 21st 2019

Universal Credit and automated risk scores – are you affected?

As part of our investigation into automated decision making in the welfare system, we are interested in hearing from anyone who may have been subject to an unfair automated decision in their Universal Credit application. If you have been affected, please email us: info@bigbrotherwatch.org.uk If you would like find out how your information is being […]

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Jan 17th 2019

Fighting For Our Freedoms in 2019

Happy New Year! Thanks to your support, we had some major successes in 2018. Here’s a look back at the highlights, as we prepare for the big challenges to come in 2019. FIGHTING MASS SURVEILLANCE In September 2018, UK mass surveillance was ruled unlawful in a landmark judgment by the European Court of Human Rights. This […]

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Jun 24th 2018

5 million biometric IDs by the back door – HMRC’s voice IDs, your rights and the law

DOES HMRC HAVE YOUR VOICE ID? Big Brother Watch expects HMRC to delete its giant database of voice IDs – but at the very least, it must publish accessible information as to how individuals can easily and securely have their voiceprint deleted. The ICO is now investigating this issue. However, if you want to take […]

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Mar 23rd 2018

How can I download a copy of my Facebook data? What is included – and what isn’t?

  How to download your Facebook data You can download your information from your settings. To download your information: Click at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings Click Download a copy of your Facebook data at the bottom of General Account Settings Click Start My Archive   You will be prompted […]

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Mar 5th 2018

New data protection laws – do they really protect us?

Today, MPs will debate a new data protection framework, the Data Protection Bill, which will govern how the UK Government, companies and individuals can access, use, and protect personal information. This is an extremely important Bill; in the digital and information age we live in, personal data and information are essential and unavoidable part of […]

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