Jun 14th 2017

The French-British action plan on internet security is likely to make us less, not more safe

Earlier this afternoon the Home Office published a French-British Action Plan on its website. You can read it here The “action plan” agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron outlines 4 steps for an “initiative to ensure the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals”. Whilst […]

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Feb 3rd 2017

PAC Report is cause for yet more data sharing concerns

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today released a scathing report, hitting out at the Government’s poor approach to protecting our personal information. The overriding concern given by the report is one of confusion across Government. This would be worrying at any time, but with the Digital Economy Bill currently being debated in the House […]

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Aug 30th 2016

WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing – still questions to be answered

The recent news that WhatsApp will be sharing user information with Facebook has been greeted with concern by both privacy groups and the media. Having long campaigned for companies to be open about their data sharing practices, it would be churlish of us to not acknowledge that WhatsApp have made efforts to do so, signalling […]

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