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Online Dating Companies 'Use Pseudo Accounts' To Keep Users Interested

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

The privacy watchdog is investigating the online dating industry after claims that personal data was being sold to bolster sites' numbers. The Info...

Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts

Richard Lloyd | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Lloyd

It's clear that nuisance calls and texts have become a daily problem for many people. They not only cause frustration, but they can even be distressing and intimidating. We've had more than 1,600 comments about nuisance calls and texts on our website and many of them had the same theme - 'why isn't something being done?' Our research also found that in the last three months, seven in 10 people received unsolicited calls and four in 10 an unwanted text.

Bob Crow Blasts 'Blacklist' Of Trade Union Activists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Union activists have demanded action against a murky "blacklisting" website, which purports to show employers whether their potential employees are un...

WATCH: Text Spammers Fined £250k Over Nuisance Messages

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

Two super spammers, who sent millions of nuisance texts "that blatantly break the law" to people claimed they were owed personal injury compensation o...

Time for the CPS to Rediscover its Inner Humanity?

Jane Fae | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics
Jane Fae

So do I blame the CPS for this list release? Not especially: unless overwhelming evidence to the contrary appears, I'll happily accept it was an error. But still, it was an error made by an organisation whose respect for individuals seems to be waning and whose humanity score, of late has been dipping dangerously low.

CPS 'Accidentally' Releases Names Of Student Protesters In 'Horrifying' Breach

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Crown Prosecution Service has been accused of a "horrifying" breach of data after it mistakenly released the names of nearly 300 people arrested a...

Secret Guidelines Over Royal Veto To Be Released

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The government has been ordered to release secret internal guidelines on when the consent of the Prince of Wales and the Queen is required for legisla...

Secret Guidelines Over Royal Veto To Be Released

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The government has been ordered to release secret internal guidelines on when the consent of the Prince of Wales is required for legislation. The I...

Information Watchdog To Reopen Probe Into Google Street View

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Tech

The information watchdog has reopened its investigation into Google's Street View cars and the personal data collected from unsecured wifi networks in...

Information Commissioner's Concern Over Risk Register Veto

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Information Commissioner has warned that heath secretary Andrew Lansley's repeated refusal to publish the NHS Risk Register "marks a significant s...

Gove's Emails Subject To FOI Laws, Rules Commissioner

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Department for Education's private emails are subject to Freedom of Information laws and Whitehall will have to disclose the information, it has b...

The Elephant in Lord Leveson's Room

Damian Collins | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The question senior media executives should have asked themselves, as they listened to the shocking evidence from the family of Milly Dowler to the Leveson inquiry yesterday, was not just how did it come to this, but, why didn't we act sooner?

Oliver Letwin 'Broke The Law' When He Dumped Constituents' Letters In Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

Oliver Letwin broke the law when he dumped confidential documents in public bins, the Information Commissioner (ICO) has said. In October the Cabin...

Vince Cable Apologises After Confidential Documents Found In Public Bins

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has apologised "unreservedly" after confidential documents were found in bins outside his constituency office. The papers are said to i...