Category Archives: Fair Processing

Have Too Many Cookies Spoiled The Broth?

May 26th saw a year pass since the introduction of the new ‘cookie rule’ under PECR but still a few things stand out. How many companies have taken this on board and actually done something about it? How many consumers … Continue reading

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Why All The Fuss About The New EU Data Protection Proposals?

Having read and re-read the EU Data Protection Proposals (EUDPP) I believe they will give much needed strength to the current Act and will also make the data that is held, more robust. There are a couple of downsides but … Continue reading

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Is Vince Cable Really Guilty Of A DP Breach? What About The Blagger?

Interesting question I think as what actually happened? It appears some of his constituency staff decided to be ‘green’ and put out old paperwork for recycling. Unfortunately this included information about his constituents which, quite rightly, they are up in arms … Continue reading

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How Secure Is It When Buying Online?

Given the number of transactions per day online this is a very good question recently asked by one of my readers. It is also quite timely as my debit card was cloned a couple of weeks ago from an online purchase … Continue reading

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Do you know who you give your information to?

“Excuse me, do you have a few minutes to spare?” is the usual opening line from a ‘chugger’ the name now given to the groups of young people that are in the High Street, usually in a diamond or square … Continue reading

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Why Do I Keep Getting Calls From Windows Internet Support?

You are sitting down reading the paper one afternoon and the telephone rings, answering it you see it is an ‘International’ call. When you say “hello” a voice at the other end says “Good Afternoon, may I speak with Mr … Continue reading

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Is This Paranoia At Ibrox Or A Real HMRC Leak?

Well what a turn up for the books, HMRC leaks information relating to the visit by Sheriff Officers to Rangers FC relating to a tax bill….. Some of you may remember that HMRC had the biggest leak of information when … Continue reading

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