“Data Protection concerns”

The family of Belly Mujinga, a railway worker who died from Covid-19 last year, want to launch a private prosecution against a man who allegedly spat on her while she was working in Victoria station. The British Transport Police refuse to name the suspect, citing “data protection concerns“. Whatever else one can say about this […]

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Low profiling

The MP for Ochil & South Perthshire, John Nicolson, wrote to the Information Commissioner last week, asking for clarification on what political parties can lawfully do with certain types of personal data. Nicolson previously enjoyed a minor coup at the DCMS select committee by coaxing Ms Denham into admitting that the Conservative Party’s profiling of […]

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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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