Daily Mail campaign to protect personal information

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There is a double irony about the Daily Mail’s campaign to strengthen data protection.

It was only last month that the Daily Mail itself lost a laptop containing the personal and financial details of thousands of staff, suppliers and contributors (see Tara Conlan, 4/7/08).

And in 2006, when the Information Commissioner discovered that newspapers were systematically gathering confidential personal information (i.e. hiring private detectives to collect information illegally) guess who was the worst offender? The Daily Mail (with 952 ‘transactions’ – see What Price Privacy Now? p.9).

Written by Martin Moore

August 27th, 2008 at 7:41 am

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