Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

Award-winning journalist Carole Cadwalladr took to Twitter on Thursday to share her disappointment at a revelation that the Information Commissioner’s Office will not be providing a final report to Parliament on Operation Cederberg, the long-running, multi-million pound investigation into politics and analytics, which Elizabeth Denham decided to prioritise over preparing her office for the biggest […]

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Backwards Momentum

To quote from their website, “Momentum is a people-powered, vibrant movement. We aim to transform the Labour Party, our communities and Britain in the interests of the many, not the few.” Founded by Jon Lansman and others in 2015, it arose out of the successful campaign to get Jeremy Corbyn elected as Labour Leader. From […]

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Role playing

A few weeks ago, the Data Protection world was shaken by a decision from the Belgian DP Authority to fine an organisation €50,000 after they appointed their Head of the Compliance, Risk Management and Audit department as their Data Protection Officer. I’ve commented before about my frustration that too many organisations are unable to comprehend the […]

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Blast from the past

As we all endure the lockdown and the uncertainty about when and how it might end, I have been trying to avoid thinking about the past. It’s tempting to dwell on the last time I went to the cinema (Home, Manchester ironically to watch ‘The Lighthouse’), the last time I went to a pub (Tweedies […]

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A load of Balls

On Tuesday, the self-styled “Private Prosecutor” Marcus J Ball announced to the world that he had Done An FOI. “I have sent an FOI request to St Thomas’s NHS Trust requesting confirmation/proof that Boris Johnson wasn’t lying about being admitted there or the severity of his condition. The PR timing is just too perfect. I fear […]

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Labour Pains

As the pandemic takes hold, an unwelcome distraction comes with news that an internal Labour Party report into how it dealt with antisemitism has been leaked, showing up in the hands of some of the dumbest people in left-wing politics. The document was unredacted, and contains the personal data of multiple complainants to the party. […]

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