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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Oct 20th 2011

Press comment: Defamation and online privacy

Commenting on today’s report from the Joint Committee on the draft defamation bill, Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “Libel law as it stands is clearly not functioning properly, and is certainly not fit for a digital age. “If people are posting defamatory material, publishers have a […]

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