Mar 19th 2012

Press comment: Powers of Entry

Nick Pickles, director of civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “It is beyond belief that a Conservative Home Office Minister is so blatantly trying launch this issue into the long grass. “Two years of hand wringing will not change the fact that there are already more than 1,000 laws that give […]

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Mar 5th 2012

Press Comment: Clare’s law

Responding tonews that Home Secretary Theresa May is set to reveal that four areas in England and Wales will trial a “Clare’s Law” pilot scheme, that will give women the right to ask police about a partner’s history, Emma Carr, deputy director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “Far more […]

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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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