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Meltdown and Spectre – what should organisations be doing to protect people’s personal data?

By Nigel Houlden, Head of Technology Policy This week Google’s Project Zero team published details of serious security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, which affect almost every modern computer, and could allow hackers to steal sensitive personal data. The three connected … Continue reading

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Has the search result ruling stopped the internet working?

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. It’s almost 18 months since the EU Court of Justice ruling on search results, and while it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the immediate effects of the judgment, there’s … Continue reading

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“The best journalism works within the law, although it often tests the boundaries”

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner “News is what somebody doesn’t want you to print,” said William Randolph Hearst, the great American newspaper publisher. “All the rest is advertising,” he added. But when somebody doesn’t want something printed, what are their … Continue reading

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Update on our response to the European Google judgment

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. It’s now 11 weeks since I last wrote about the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment in the Costeja case. The publicity given to the judgment has certainly … Continue reading

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Four things we’ve learned from the EU Google judgment

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. *UPDATE, 05/06/14: Google has now published a form allowing people to apply to have search results linked to their name removed. The Article 29 Working Party, which brings together data … Continue reading

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