It was of course utterly predictable to anyone with an ounce of common sense that endorsing the ‘right to be forgotten’ would see an immediate rush to rewrite history by assorted ne’er-do-wells of varying political and criminal dispositions.
The European Court of Justice's wooly ruling against Google places the rights of an individual above the wider societal obligations of not being able to erase inconvenient truths.
The White House is backing changes to the law, including the currently stalled-in-Congress Electronic Privacy Communications Act, which would offer protection for email and other data stored in the cloud.
Opening up business data is a key ingredient in ensuring that tax practitioners have the best information to meet client needs. Resisting that is stupid.
MPs in the UK have said in a new report that the public should have an 'inherent right' to government data
You’ve got to hand it to the UK government. If there was one way to make its plans to build a hugely controversial database of patients data even more controversial it would to be hand the contract to build it to outsourcing giant Atos.
We have always been at war with Eurasia. We never promised more open government. We have not said we'd match the previous government's spending commitments. We have not attempted to rewrite uncomfortable realities.
Overshadowed by arguments about Syria and the vexed but all important 'tie or open necked' question for the photo calls, the leaders of the G8 countries did good this week with the signing of the Open Data Charter (ODC). But let's make it stick in practice.