Feb 15th 2012

SOCA takes down RNBExclusive

Responding to the Serious and Organised Crime agency’s take-down of rnbexclusive.com: Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “I welcome targeted action against websites profiting from infringing content, but the message displayed by SOCA is potentially misleading to the public, along with the threat of putting your internet […]

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Feb 10th 2012

Three Million CRB Checks in 2011

Registered organisations made 2,981,958 checks in 2011 Equivalent to 1 in 17 of adult population being checked 13 of the 25 highest users are private companies 3,924 bodies are now ‘registered’ with the Criminal Records Bureau The figures, published under Freedom of Information law, have been highlighted by privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big […]

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Jan 25th 2012

Comment: New EU Data Protection proposals

Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “Current laws protecting our personal information were written before Google existed and an overhaul is long overdue. The proposals published today are a very positive step forward towards better protecting our privacy and giving us all the ability to ensure we […]

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Nov 23rd 2011

Press release: Local Authority Data Loss

For release 23 November 2011: 132 local authorities lose sensitive information including details of children in care New research from privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch has found how, in the past three years, local authorities have seen at least 1035 incidents of data being lost and stolen. Key findings: 132 authorities […]

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