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Automatic numberplate recognition: is it legal?
A report in the Guardian last week reminds readers of the strong likelihood that local police forces have tracked their movements with the use of automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR). According to the article, around 14.5 million numberplate reads (yes, 14.5 million!) are generated every day in...
Privacy and the Protection of Freedoms Bill
The Protection of Freedoms Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 11 February 2011, is the second part of the UK Coalition Government's mission to 'restore freedoms and civil liberties through the abolition of unnecessary laws'. The first part was the abolition of the previous government's ide...
Can employers spy on their employees?
The US media have reported a number of instances in which companies have hired private detectives to spy on workers taking "sickies". Surveillance in these circumstances will often be defensible, the US courts having decided that "reasonable suspicion" is sufficient justification. But what is the ...
New report on the 'Surveillance Society'
The Information Commissioner has expressed concern over the lack of scrutiny of new laws affecting privacy. In a report presented to Parliament the Information Commissioner called for post-legislative scrutiny by government departments to ensure "the successful delivery of the new transparency and ...
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RPC Privacy Law Articles
This blog features regular postings on developments in UK privacy law written by specialist lawyers at RPC. The postings are intended to keep RPC's Privacy Law Handbook (see below) as up-to-date as possible and while postings do refer readers to relevant sections of the book, we hope and intend that the blog will also be a useful source of current information to those without access to the book.