Tags: privacy

Retention of personal information on state database contravenes peaceful protesters’ human rights

The Equality and Human Rights Commission will today (Tuesday 29th January) intervene in a human rights case at the Court of Appeal involving an 87-year-old protestor who says his right to privacy was breached by the police retaining information about him on a national extremism database. Mr John Catt, who had not committed, nor been…

Social media stokes workplace privacy fears

More than half of adults (53 per cent) that participated in our survey believe privacy in the workplace has been eroded with the proliferation of social media, reveals AVG Technologies’ latest Digital Diaries study, Digital Work Life. The seventh instalment in AVG’s Digital Diaries series includes responses from 4,000 adults in ten countries in relation…

Get out of my Facebook! Undergraduates tell employers

In a very recent survey of nearly 1,500 undergraduates through the leading careers site targetjobs.co.uk, university students said that they really didn’t want to interact with employers on Facebook and they certainly didn’t want to share with them the more personal details of their lives. This is against a background of huge Facebook use (only…

HMRC ask for help as how to use social media

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs suffered from a couple of high-profile social media-related incidents but authorised the roll-out of blanket internet access to all of its staff for the first time. The findings of the consultation, published in the form of a Workings and social networking report, are available on the Acas website and were…