There's more to the national security debate than 'more powers please'

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National security remains high on the government's agenda. Malcolm Crompton says it is time to have a complete debate over the issue and think it through in order to avoid waking up in the Surveillance Society.

BOTPA - 'Because Of The Privacy Act' - rears its thoughtless head again

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The rate of growth in privacy laws around the world is accelerating. Malcolm Crompton says that privacy legislation itself isn’t the problem, but rather the response to it by business.

What have Big Data, the Internet of Things and Civil Rights have to do with each other?

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Where is the connection between the collection of digital data and the civil rights movement? Malcolm Crompton explains and urges us to consider the implications.

Are times a-changing or has commerce got a tin ear?

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We have been watching for the last 5-6 years a growing public realisation of the extent to which information about individuals is being collected, shared, analysed and acted upon and a growing sense of unease.

Brave new thinking in a brave new world II

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Malcolm Crompton continues his look at the future of data processing policies and how businesses can win the trust of their customers through improved services.

Brave new thinking in a brave new world

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The traditional privacy protection model focuses on user control at the point of data collection, but Malcolm Crompton says it is time to change our thinking on privacy to better serve individuals.