Category Archives: Privacy

Manifestos on civil justice etc.

As you will no doubt be aware, the campaign for the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election is now underway.  As far as I can see, not all of the manifestos have been launched yet, but I thought I start with those … Continue reading

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Please state your destination …

The latest newsletter from the Scottish branch of NO2ID carries an article titled “Scotland’s Back-Door ID Card Battle”, which notes that the SNP were vigorous opponents of ID cards in opposition. However, it goes on to suggest that the various … Continue reading

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School Play Photo Bans Shouldn’t Stand

My latest blog is all about taking photos at school shows. In recent years some Councils have tried to ban the practice altogether on spurious data protection or child protection grounds. BBC Radio Scotland have discovered that there is … Continue reading

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Working for Big Brother?

So, for no reason at all, I was wondering today about CCTV at work. So, I did some internet based research, and here’s what I came up with. Apparently, the Information Commissioner has published an Employment Practices Code (Data Protection), … Continue reading

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The Root of All Ivell

16-year-old Kim Swann went on facebook and took the opportunity to describe her job as “boring”. She cannot be alone in having done this and, as she was working in the office of a logistics company, it was almost certainly … Continue reading

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BPI tackles music piracy

One of Scotland’s most prolific music pirates was jailed for more than three years earlier this week. Continue reading

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