Thinking is doing

I have been writing this blog for two years. It started as a project in my first summer of being a full-time freelance. August is always quiet for training, and in 2011, it was the first time I didn’t have a 9-5 job and I needed something to do. I didn’t set out to spend […]

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You’ve Got Mail

Data Protection has two types of organisations. The Data Controller is one with the responsibilities: they decide how personal data is processed, and so are subject to the eight Data Protection principles and all of the associated challenges, problems and heartaches. Even if they outsource an entire process like payroll or HR to a data […]

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Walk the walk

Chris Graham gave an impressive interview to the Guardian which is published today. It’s nice to see the Information Commissioner standing up for the principles of transparency and Freedom of Information in the face of what everyone can see is an establishment backlash. As the article says: “There are some very powerful voices saying it […]

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A Game of Noes*

Ever since I went freelance, my FOI-requesting has enjoyed a bit of a revival. Without an employer to embarrass, I’ve found myself asking the Information Commissioner all the questions I’d been wanting to, without fear of a boss or senior manager complaining about it. Every line manager I have had in the recent past would […]

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