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A New Task Force on Privacy
A New Task Force on Privacy
What is the Commission on Privacy all about?...
An Example of a Data Protection Act Enquiry
An Example of a Data Protection Act Enquiry
How to make an enquiry under the data protection act....
Biometric Scanning And Your Privacy
Biometric Scanning And Your Privacy
Look at the whorls on your index finger. Every fingerprint is almost entirely unique – that’s why they’ve been dusted for crime detection for more than a century.…...
CCTV Cameras And Your Privacy
CCTV Cameras And Your Privacy
How many CCTV cameras have you walked past today? If you’ve been shopping, caught a bus or train, driven anywhere, or visited a new housing estate, you’ve probably…...
Credit and Privacy: FAQ
Credit and Privacy: FAQ
There are many misconceptions about credit, and the type of information that people hold about you, so it pays to ask a few pertinent questions if you’re in the dark…...
Criminal Records and Privacy
Criminal Records and Privacy
Who can apply to check your criminal record - and what can you find out yourself?...
Data Protection Act Privacy Notices: What Are They?
Data Protection Act Privacy Notices: What Are They?
The latest updates to the Privacy Notices you see on Data Protection Act statements - protect your information!...
Financial Security and Privacy
Financial Security and Privacy
Who’s got your credit card number? Well, there’s the man with the device transmitting information from your local ATM, there’s the man in the Indian call centre, and…...
How Mobile Phone Tracking Is Used And How It Affects Your Privacy
How Mobile Phone Tracking Is Used And How It Affects Your Privacy
Mobile phone tracking is the use of mobile signal masts to identify the location of people and vehicles. How does the government plan to use this new 'Big Brother'…...
How to Avoid Stalking
How to Avoid Stalking
Cyber stalking is a very modern way for people to make your life a misery....
Human Rights : Your Rights to Privacy
Human Rights : Your Rights to Privacy
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) The principle of basic human rights, officiated by the United…...
Identity Fraud
Identity Fraud
Identity fraud is always in the news. According to some sources it’s the UK’s fastest growing crime. But how does it really affect you?...
Insuring Your Identity
Insuring Your Identity
Identity fraud is the UK’s fastest-growing crime. Become a victim and the cost of recovering could be in the thousands. Several British companies now offer insurance…...
Keeping Yourself Safe When Using Chip And Pin Cards
Keeping Yourself Safe When Using Chip And Pin Cards
For two years chip and pin cards have been the British standard. Introduced in 2004 to help combat the increase in card fraud, the Chip and Pin card has been under…...
Loyalty Cards
Loyalty Cards
Is there a spy in your wallet? If you subscribe to one of the nation’s favourite loyalty cards, you could be giving out more than you bargained for. You get a free…...
Maintaining Personal Privacy
Maintaining Personal Privacy
In the electronic age, maintaining privacy becomes an impossible task. Every time you make an online purchase, collect reward points, ring a call centre, or even make…...
Maintaining Privacy After a Criminal Conviction
Maintaining Privacy After a Criminal Conviction
If you have a conviction on your record, whether it’s a fine or a prison sentence, you might have to declare it to potential employers and landlords. Maintaining your…...
Making a Data Protection Act Enquiry
Making a Data Protection Act Enquiry
If you want to find out about something from a public body, there's a procedure that you need to follow....
Mass Surveillance in the UK- The 'Big Brother' Society
Mass Surveillance in the UK- The 'Big Brother' Society
How advancements in technology might have had its positive benefits in the UK but what that means in terms of increased surveillance of the UK population as a whole…...
Myths About Privacy
Myths About Privacy
There are some common myths about your privacy - here's the truth!...
Personal Data Blunders in the Uk
Personal Data Blunders in the Uk
The government holds a significant amount of information on all of us - surely they should look after it!...
Personal Privacy Whilst Shopping
Personal Privacy Whilst Shopping
Are you an online shopoholic? Read this first. Handing out your email address, falling foul of an insecure server, or forgetting to tick the box for ‘no further…...
Privacy in Popular Culture
Privacy in Popular Culture
Identity theft is a fascinating story – until it happens to you. If you’re interested in finding out more about privacy crime, look up the following books and films in…...
The Data Protection Act and How It Works
The Data Protection Act and How It Works
How is your information kept and how can you find out the ways in which it is being used? The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access your information as it…...
The Introduction of ID Cards
The Introduction of ID Cards
The national identity card will become the 21st century’s greatest achievement, says the government. But does it represent the loss of the last straws of individual…...
What is RIPA?
What is RIPA?
What are 'The Authorities' really allowed to find out about you, and what is The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000?...
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