No need to scour internet when assessing whether personal data is sensitive, UK tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses are not expected to scour the internet and other sources to check whether there is any information that, when linked with personal data they hold, would mean the data they hold is in fact sensitive personal data, according to a new UK ruling.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st September 2015

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Google ordered to remove news links by UK authority – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2015 in data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the “right to be forgotten”.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2015

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Twitter ‘snooping’ requests double in UK – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2015 in internet, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, reports by sally

‘Requests for Twitter users’ personal information more than doubled in the UK in 2015, according to the company’s latest transparency report.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2015

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Lord Janner child sex abuse charges: Making peer attend court would breach his human rights, lawyers argue – The Independent

‘Lord Janner should not appear in court to answer charges of child sex abuse because it would be a breach of his human rights, his lawyer has argued.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2015

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Dawson-Damer and others v Taylor Wessing LLP and others – WLR Daily

Dawson-Damer and others v Taylor Wessing LLP and others [2015] EWHC 2366 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 361

‘The purpose of section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 entitling an individual to have access to information in the form of his “personal data” was to enable him to check whether the data controller’s processing of it unlawfully infringed his privacy and, if so, to take such steps as the Act provided, to protect it. It was no part of its purpose to enable the individual to obtain discovery of documents that might assist him in litigation or complaints against third parties.’

WLR Daily, 6th August 2015

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Consumer rights rules will not apply where personal data, not money, is exchanged for digital content – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 12th, 2015 in consumer protection, contracts, data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Businesses selling or licensing digital content will not have to honour most “rights and remedies” that consumers will have under new UK consumer protection laws where those consumers exchange access to their personal data rather than money in return for that content, a UK regulator has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2015

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Councils have lost or misused private data thousands of times, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2015 in data protection, local government, news, privacy, reports by sally

‘Sensitive personal information has been lost or stolen in thousands of data breaches by councils, according to a study by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2015

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Mental health background checks: new guidance issued by Home Office – The Guardian

‘New guidelines to be issued by the Home Office will make clear the factors that must be considered before mental health crises are disclosed in background checks made on people applying to work with vulnerable groups.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2015

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Sportsman granted injunction over Sun story – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in anonymity, injunctions, media, news, privacy, sport by tracey

‘A “prominent and successful” professional sportsman has been granted an injunction preventing a newspaper from publishing a story about his sexual relationship with a female celebrity.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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The Right to be Forgotten and the County Court – Panopticon

‘The right to be forgotten is beginning to generate some litigation, albeit not yet with any blaze of glory. Following on from the attempt to judicially review the ICO for refusing to try and enforce an individual’s complaint that his data rights were being breached (see here), earlier this week a claimant failed to get his right to be forgotten claim to fly before the Nottingham County Court.’

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Panopticon, 31st July 2015

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Facebook, drag artists and data protection dilemmas: ‘if you stand on our pitch, you must play by our rules’ – Panopticon

Posted July 31st, 2015 in anonymity, data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Facebook is one of the main battlegrounds between privacy and other social goods such as safety and security.’
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Panopticon, 31st July 2015

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Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid – BBC News

‘A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called “right to be forgotten”.’
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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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Man jailed after using explicit images of ex-wife in £2m blackmail bid – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in blackmail, divorce, news, photography, privacy, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A British man who married the daughter of an American billionaire has been jailed for 12 years after plotting to extort £2m from the family by posting sexually explicit photos of her online.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Britain told to review counter-terrorism powers by UN human rights committee – The Guardian

‘Britain should review its key counter-terrorism powers and revise laws on snooping by security services, a UN report has suggested.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2015

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Facebook, child protection and outsourced monitoring – Panopticon

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in children, data protection, internet, news, Northern Ireland, privacy by sally

‘Facebook is no stranger to complaints about the content of posts. Usually, one user complains to Facebook about what other users’ posts say about him. By making the offending posts available, Facebook is processing the complainant’s personal data, and must do so in compliance with data protection law.’
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Panopticon, 22nd Juyl 2015

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Former employee found guilty over Morrisons data theft – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Andrew Skelton, a former employee of Morrisons supermarket has today (17 July) been found guilty of fraud, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data. He has been sentenced to eight years at Bradford Crown Court, in relation to stealing personal data belonging to nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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MP privacy rules broken ‘deliberately’ in jail phone monitoring – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2015 in interception, news, parliament, prison officers, prisons, privacy by tracey

‘Independent report reveals new details of how prison officers listened in to telephone calls between MPs and prisoners from their constituencies.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2015

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Michael McIntyre spy-cam tweet investigated for data protection breach – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2015 in codes of practice, data protection, London, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘A picture tweeted by a police helicopter team showing comedian Michael McIntyre standing in a London street is being investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office for a possible breach of data protection laws.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2015

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Max Clifford fails to block Paul Burrell privacy claim – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2015 in damages, news, privacy, time limits by tracey

‘Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has failed to block a damages claim brought against him by ex-royal butler Paul Burrell at London’s High Court.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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Privacy campaigners win concessions in UK surveillance report – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2015 in intelligence services, investigatory powers, news, privacy, reports by tracey

‘Privacy campaigners have secured significant concessions in a key report into surveillance by the British security agencies published on Tuesday. The 132-page report, A Democratic Licence To Operate, which Nick Clegg commissioned last year in the wake of revelations by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden, acknowledges the importance of privacy concerns.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2015

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