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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Nov 16th 2017

Our recommendations to TfL and concerns about Facial Recognition championed by the GLA Oversight Committee

In September our Chief Executive, Renate Samson, gave evidence to the Greater London Authority Oversight Committee at City Hall on the issue of data. You can watch the session here https://www.london.gov.uk/gla-oversight-committee-2017-09-14 Renate raised our concerns about a number of points in relation to how the data of Londoner’s and visitors to London are used.  She […]

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Aug 7th 2017

Data Protection Bill: The wheels set in motion for GDPR implementation

This morning the UK Government announced further details of their plans to implement the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law. Initially proposed in the Queen’s Speech, today’s ‘statement of intent’ which committed to introducing a new Data Protection Bill outlined some additional details on the right to erasure and the citizens’ general […]

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