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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Jan 5th 2017

More Good Ideas about Protecting Personal Data Online

Growing Up Digital, a new report by the Children’s Commissioner for England, considers the issues young people face online and how to tackle them via a number of great recommendations. The key point picked up by the press is the need to simplify the hugely complex terms and conditions policies which children have to sign-up […]

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Oct 11th 2016

Social Media Law: More Guidance but No Progress

To coincide with Hate Crime Awareness Week the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published updated guidance on how to deal with cases which involve the use of social media. The laws which are used to tackle social media crime were also the subject of a Big Brother Watch report in February 2015. Careless Whispers outlined […]

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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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Nov 4th 2014

GCHQ Chief Criticises Tech Firms

In an unusual step the new head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, has written an article  accusing technology companies of aiding terrorism and failing to help with investigations. The article is entirely vague in its criticisms of the tech companies, giving little detail of what information GCHQ is failing to receive from the tech companies. The […]

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