privacy

Personal data in transport : Open Data Institute

Personal data in transport: exploring a framework for the future

Open Data Institute

Published, 13 June 2018

This report highlights the benefits of using and sharing journey data for transport systems, as well as individuals and organisations.

Benefits identified in the report include increasing accessibility for people, improving operational efficiency for organisations and addressing systemic issues within the transport sector. In order to achieve these potential benefits, the data should be used ethically and in such a way that would support transport systems.

Government approach to facial imaging unacceptable : House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Government approach to facial imaging unacceptable

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Published, 25 May 2018

This report, published by the Science and Technology Committee, discusses the Government’s approach to biometrics and forensics.

The report suggests that the Government has an unacceptable approach to deleting images of innocent individuals due to lack of a system to automatically delete such images and those individuals not knowing that they have the right to request that an image of them is deleted. The report also highlights the ethical issues surrounding the use of facial images.

2018 Corporate Accountability Index : Ranking Digital Rights

2018 Corporate Accountability Index

Ranking Digital Rights

Published, 25 April 2018

This report ranks companies in the mobile, telecommunications and internet sector using 35 indicators within three categories: Governance, Freedom of Expression and Privacy.

Although there have been improvements in disclosures made by the 22 companies evaluated since last year, the report highlights that it is still not clear to users how their personal data is used by companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter or how they safeguard personal information.

Data protection: toolkit for schools : Department of Education

Data protection: toolkit for schools

Department of Education

Published, 23 April 2018

The UK Department for Education publishes a set of guidelines for schools to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will begin to be enforced in May 2018.

The guidelines will help ensure that schools are ready to properly handle personal and sensitive data and quickly respond to cyber attacks.