Tag: privacy

The Cost of ‘Justice’: Sexual Offence Complainants and Access to Personal Data

Monday last week saw the announcement of a new UK national policy requiring criminal complainants to sign consent forms authorising detectives to access data in their mobile phones. Conveyed in a joint briefing by Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Nick Ephgrave and director of public prosecutions (DPP) Max Hill QC, the new policy is designed to ‘ensure…

Surveillance: From Image to Archive

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Although we may no longer be able to limit the amount or scope of inform­a­tion about us that is col­lec­ted, pri­vacy still has a role in reg­u­lat­ing how it is used, and in dimin­ish­ing the neg­at­ive con­sequences that can occur. Surveillance has become alarmingly commonplace. CCTV cameras, mobile phones, aerial drones, webcams, automated number plate…