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The Digitisation of the Court Room - a Step Into the 21st Century

Milly (Millicent) Bygrave | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
Milly (Millicent) Bygrave

In light of the 'Criminal Justice System Digital Business Model' being launched and police body surveillance camera schemes being piloted within the UK, Milly Bygrave explores what impact this scheme could have on our justice system and what lies in the future of digital evidence.

Westminster Can No Longer Ignore Surveillance Reform

Emma Carr | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

The debate around striking the balance between security and privacy may still be in its infancy, with secrecy a well-worn habit when it comes to our security agencies. Yet it is not abundantly clear that if we do not, as the US and other countries now accept is essential, bring our legal framework and oversight mechanisms in line with the expansive surveillance made possible by modern technology, our economy our privacy and our security will all suffer.

UK Spies Could Face European Court For Snooping On Citizens

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

The UK's most vociferous privacy campaigners have slammed the British justice system as not fit for purpose, in dealing with damning allegations about...

Wondered Why You've Been Getting Junk Mail?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

Councils have been accused of cashing in on people's names and addresses - leading to a mountain of junk mail. More than 300 local authorities sold...

New Details Of Government Requests For Twitter Information

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

The British government has requested more account information from Twitter about its users than countries often criticised for their human rights reco...

Jessica Elgot

How Much Information Are We Giving Facebook And Google?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

Your alarm goes off on your mobile to wake you up at half six, and you fumble to turn it off. Swiping to turn off the ringing, you'll see alerts that ...

Public Losing Faith With Google Over Privacy: Study

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Tech

Almost two-thirds of internet users want governments to do more to force search engine giant Google to comply with rules on privacy and use of persona...

Australians Able To Watch British CCTV In 'Pointless And Perverted' Move

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Australians are now able to view CCTV footage in UK stores in a move slammed as "pointless and perverted." Cornwall-based website Internet Eyes of...

Tracking Car Chases And Riots With A Drone The Size Of A Hobby Aircraft

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Police drones could be used for car chases, tracking hidden suspects, monitoring riots or protests or traffic violations - but UK airspace is so crowd...

Drones Could Patrol UK Skies, Says Police Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Police minister Damian Green has backed the use of controversial unmanned drones to patrol the UK's skies, to monitor criminal activity and provide ai...

More Than 200 Schools Using CCTV Cameras In Toilets Or Changing Rooms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 200 schools are using CCTV cameras in toilets or changing rooms, figures showed on Wednesday. A total of 825 cameras were located in the ...

How Much Does Your Council Spend On CCTV?

PA | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK

Councils spent more than £500 million installing and operating CCTV cameras over the last four years, campaigners said today. Birmingham City and ...

Councils Commit 'Thousands' Of Personal Data Breaches, Say Civil Liberties Group

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Councils have admitted to officially losing "hundreds" of people's personal data, with thousands more of children's details thought to have been "comp...

Council Plans To Record All Conversations In Taxis

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Plans to record all conversations in taxis licensed by a city council are a "staggering invasion of privacy" which show a "total disregard for civil l...

Labour's Scaremongering Sideshow Lets the Coalition Off the Hook

Nick Pickles | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Pickles

The Protection of Freedoms Bill does a great deal to begin the move away from the authoritarian excesses of recent years. It does not, however, represent the end of indefinite retention of innocent people's DNA.