Data protection not data prevention

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September 21, 2012 at 12:30

Earlier this week the UK Parliament’s Justice Select Committee held its first evidence session on the EU Data Protection Framework Proposals. Whilst they were concerned predominantly with the logistics and technicalities in the Information Commissioner’s report, I am concerned that further regulation in the area of data protection, drawn up without consideration of the structure or activities of charities will prove unduly restrictive for many organisations. The new proposals build on the EU’s existing body of law around privacy rights and include the contentious “right to be forgotten”. The aim is noble; to allow individuals to control the information that […]