Sep 022014
 

Whoa. Dominic Ponsford reports: A police report yesterday detailed how journalists’ telephone records were seized in order to track down the whistleblowers who revealed former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell’s altercation with officers outside 10 Downing Street. Read more on PressGazette. It’s not clear from the wording of the report what “seized” or “successfully applied [...]

Sep 022014
 

The Brattleboro Reformer posted this editorial that appeared in  The Kennebec Journal of Augusta (Maine) on Aug. 28: If the federal government can’t get states to sign on to the Real ID law, it has only itself to blame. All the darkest nightmares of privacy advocates who warned in the early 2000s of an Orwellian state in which [...]

Sep 022014
 

Expatica reports: A French court was to decide Tuesday whether actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made waves worldwide, had her privacy breached by a photographer who snapped her in her car. The charges relate to a picture of the 41-year-old actress behind the wheel of her car that French glossy magazine [...]

Sep 012014
 

Celia Llopis-Jepsen reports that a breach involving the Topeka USD 501 and its follow-up have resulted in the state sending out a reminder to all districts: Recent revelations about data privacy violations in Topeka Unified School District 501 have prompted administrators in other school districts to review their compliance with federal law. In an Aug. [...]