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Terminal 5 and Data Protection

It is understandable that the focus has been on cancelled flights and loading chaos but the initial plan for fingerprinting at Terminal 5 remains important. We outline the basic facts, set out the Privacy International complaint and ask Beverley Whittaker of Stevens & Bolton ‘Is it legal?’

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Computer Patents: Symbian Confusion

The latest ruling in the High Court appears to be a clear acceptance of computer patentability. The IPO is to appeal, but in the meantime it is tricky to know what is going on.

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Hands Up! Who Wants to be Phorm Monitor?

Phorm provides technology to monitor surfing patterns so that advertising can be more closely targeted to the surfer’s needs. Its recent deals with prominent UK ISPs have caused a good deal of concern about the privacy and data protection implications of using Phorm software. It seems that practically everybody wants to be Phorm monitor.

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Conservative Party Report on Cybercrime

Shadow Home Secretary David Davis has launched a report that looks at the threats posed by cybercrime and proposes measures to tackle it.

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