Sep 22nd 2010

Why our Broken Records report matters (mk II)

This is the second time this week that we've had to point out the critical flaws in the security around medical records, which in turn demonstrates why our report Broken Records (which received a typically frosty response from the NHS) was an important contriubtion to the debate on the issue. From Computerworld UK: An NHS […]

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Sep 22nd 2010

Coventry school finds a new reason to victimise parents

If parents aren't being told to stay away from school sports days because of paedo-paranoia, it's because they place undue 'pressure' whilst standing on the sidelines. From the Coventry Telegraph: Mums and dads are being stopped from watching their children play sport in Coventry. The ban affects dozens of after-school clubs and sports centre sessions […]

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Sep 21st 2010

Another NHS memory stick goes missing…

What started as a cautionary tale, is now fast becoming an epidemic. If you don't believe us, just click here and read through a collection of stories we have written about in the past few months that show everyone from local councils, to central government departments losing memory sticks, laptops and files of paper holding […]

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Sep 20th 2010

Operation Crackdown

On Saturday the Daily Mail ran details of a bizarre operation being run by Sussex Police called 'Operation Crackdown'. The basic premise of OC is that local people are encouraged to submit reports of 'anti-social driving' online. Which might seem fair enough, except that all the numberplates are held on a central database, cross-referenced with […]

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Sep 16th 2010

Man in court for removing camera spying on his bedroom

This story from the Cumbria News and Star is so remarkable, it merits full exposure on Big Brother Watch this morning. Christian Lord was living with his girlfriend in Harraby, Carlisle, when he became aware of a CCTV camera installed in the empty house opposite, trained on his bedroom. Fed up of the surveillance, which […]

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