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Thousands of criminals, including burglars, will be allowed to work in hospitals, schools and care homes after senior judges ruled that criminal record checks were breaching offenders’ human rights.
Under EU data protection laws personal data must be "processed fairly and lawfully" and be collected for "specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a way incompatible with those purposes".
Thousands of people with minor convictions dating back years are to have their records cleared in a major law change after judges declared the current system breached their human rights.
I was refused answers as a Wonga fraud victim - seemingly to protect the fraudster's data
A Government Minister has proposed draft laws that would allow the Government to force businesses to provide consumers with access to data they hold about them.
The number of new data protection enforcement cases taken on by the Information Commissioner's Office in 2012/13 has surged by almost 50% compared to the whole of the previous year.
Sony has been fined £250,000 by the data watchdog for a breach that compromised the personal information of millions of the UK’s PlayStation users.
The European Commission has criticised the UK for not implementing a controversial agreement that would force police to hand over DNA profiles, driver records and fingerprints to foreign counterparts on request.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is to meet with representatives from local authorities in a bid to address what it has called an "underlying problem" with the bodies' approach to data protection.
A social worker left papers containing sexual abuse allegations in a plastic bag on a train in one of a series of blunders that saw fines for data breaches at councils hit £1.9 million.
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