Feb 12th 2018

Big Brother Watch’s comment on the use of digital evidence in sexual offence prosecutions

Big Brother Watch’s Legal and Policy Officer, Griff Ferris, said: “Big Brother Watch welcomes the NPCC’s intervention and we share concerns that victims of sexual assault could be deterred from coming forward if irrelevant details about their personal life risk being aired in court. The collection of digital material should be restricted to the relevant […]

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Jan 15th 2018

Big Brother Watch’s comment on handover of 180,000 cancer patient records to tobacco industry-linked firm

Commenting on the news: “Medical records of thousands of patients were handed to US firms connected to tobacco industry by British health officials, Telegraph probe reveals” Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch, said: “It is appalling that Public Health England has given away 180,000 cancer patients’ confidential information to a commercial firm. That a […]

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Jan 8th 2018

Big Brother Watch’s comment on the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Annual Report

Commenting on the publication of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Annual Report, Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch, said: “The UK is already the most surveilled country of any Western democracy – and the surveillance state appears to be dangerously expanding. “Big Brother Watch welcomes the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s warnings about the growing risks posed […]

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Dec 12th 2017

58% of UK citizens unaware of new data protection rights, despite 84% wanting better data control

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change to data protection rights in a generation, but a poll conducted for Big Brother Watch by polling company D-CYFOR has found that over half of UK citizens are completely unaware of its existence. Despite 84% of people saying they want more control over their data […]

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