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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Nov 21st 2011

Press Comment: Body Scanners in Airports

Responding to the Transport Secretary’s written statement on the use of body scanners in airports Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, said: “The Government appears to be relying on technology that has either not been invented or is still woefully poor at detecting threats to address very real privacy […]

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Oct 21st 2011

Press Comment: ICO Survey on the Data Protection Act

Commenting on the Information Commissioner’s survey into attitudes around the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act, Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “The Data Protection Act is 13 years old and it is staggering that in both the public and private sectors, the majority of […]

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