112 posts • joined 24 May 2010
The European Court of Human Rights held in 2008 that UK holding DNA samples of individuals arrested but not convicted is unlawful. HMG has farted arround ever since with consultations etc.
Per wikipedia: According to The Independent on 27 July 2011, the UK government "has indicated that destroying the DNA of the innocent would be impossible because the records are mixed up in batches alongside the DNA of the guilty."
So UK government has essentially ignored the ECHR ruling.
Consumer protection laws...
...are there to protect the gullible, the less informed, the less analytical population.
Actually one would
If you eat beef once a year, every year, then you eat beef regularly.
Just not frequently.
So please change your engine oil frequently (I suggest 60% to 75% of the OCI). I don't care how regular that interval is, depends on your car use pattern dunnit.
Been asked for my transcript a few times by US recruitment, and got bewilderment every time on disclosing that UK universities don't do that.
You you name the area please?
Just curious, I'm stuck on the west coast, so not going to pollute your region with my relo.
Thanks for volunteering!
Re: Not going to receive his bonus
Different situation. US execs are employed under a contract, negotiated individually, which explicitly states under what circumstances the two parties can be separated. Being booted for gross misconduct allows the company to do a lot usually.
The agreement will be toothless...
...unless it mandates that someone around the top of the food chain goes to jail if data flows inappropriately.
Credit card fraud
You probably do want to answer the phone after buying summat pricey with a CC, because it could be the CC company validating the transaction. Or have voicemail to catch those situations...
Real people got a KSR-33, innit.
California's Supreme Court covers, possibly unsurprisingly, just CA. So "US cops can't keep license plate data scans secret without reason" snot quite true. Only the CA ones.
"..the Feds eventually opted instead to pay for a zero-day vulnerability to circumvent the passcode."
That's what they said. Also possible is that it had been broken before inadmissably (no warrant), and they wanted to avoid having the technique (or the act) publicised.
Since Adobe sicked USG on him that time for doing lawful engineering in Russia, oh yes, I'm sure he's not feeling overly incentivized to conceal USG secrets.
allergic to penicillin
People who need to pass on critical medical info before treatment should wear a wristband with the info, in case of admission unconscious.
Re: Conflict Wth IPA.....
"t will have to adhere to the GDPR for about a year"
So some non-govermental institution fails to follow GDPR, one takes it to court, and by the time it goes through the Data Protection Bill is active, and the court throws the case out as moot because the new law will allow anything to happen with any data under any circumstance.
Unfortunately all governments want organisations to collect everything, because governments want to categorise people as threat/non-threat to the state. Not "terrorism", just "effective dissent against the state" is the threat.
I'd avoid anyone with Chlamydoselachus if you're planning anything intimate.
I checked my Python refrence, and one doesn't declare names or variables or constants...
The problem is that they are interested in the highest net income from paying customers, not maximising the number of happy customers.
Close the attack vector
Colour me naive, but shirley the NHS email system could run sanitisation software so that all incoming emails are stripped of attachments and in-body links, and the body converted to text.
Ex-pervs, not pervs
Convicted sex offenders are presumed to be ex-pervs after doin' da time. So the lede "You can't take the pervs off Facebook, says US Supreme Court" is inaccurate. "The pervs" are still incarcerated.
Don't forget the material traceability records, device selection (tighter gain specs?), extended temperature testing, and perhaps even heat aging to get past infant mortality... not that this really justifies the end pricing.
Cancelling cable (etc) and returning rented CPE
It's a real pain, but the only reliable way is to go in to one of their retail offices with the rented kit and close the account. Your paperwork then is the solid evidence.\
Yup, may not be a local office...
Education vs punishment
Prison in UK used to be intended as rehabilition for offenders, proving some skills.
It seems to have passed notice that the barrister's spouse had access to the confidential work information. That's not a accident, but gross incompetence.
Imagine if a GP's spouse had full access to the GP's medical records.
I'd love to see any cloud storage document that guarantees that all copies of a deleted file are unrecoverable after ANY time window. I expect that the only action that happens when a file is deleted by a user is that it is marked as invisible to the user.
It wil be very interesting when Dropbox (for example) is subpoenaed in a civil case for 'deleted' data. For example to get one of a divorcing couple's secret bank account data. What will they do if Big Gov forces them to deny? Perjury?
I suspect not
More likely that when you delete/close/end your account with FB, your history and activity remain their property for their continued correlations for as long as there is value to it. Which is forever...
Got a new car with SiriusXm, but won't do the trial because the only way to stop the subscription is by phone. By mail is not allowed. They are very clear about that.
This reminded me of the good old days of AOL and Earthlink...
mitigate the risk?
"We have reviewed and reinforced our data protection procedures to mitigate the risk of this happening again."
I'd prefer to hear "prevent" instead of "mitigate the risk of" myself.
Apple is sensible. They get the tax relief now, as status quo, and the Irish government has stated that they support that, despite the court ruling. So where's the upside to Apple turning up? They han hardly improve their situation further.
MAC filtering, all that does is create trouble for legit users.
Actually MAC filtering just creates trouble for new users. Which include potential abusers, hence the WPA2-AES.
You need to found your own business, mate. Because every other workplace will have people doing things, thinking things, and having opinions and interests that you disagree with.
The SC code is meaningless
Per summary item 9, the highest leverage that any 'rules' will have is to orgs "under a statutory duty to have regard to the SC Code". Have a regard to. Whoopie-do.
CCTV to keep the public safe? Er, not really.
CCTV records what's going on, but hardly prevents it happening.
Re: 66% discount
Ah, but does your 'puter have to have a b&w monitor?
"If there is a street with 1001 front doors with all the same make and model of lock fitted then somewhere one key will fit two doors."
That's the most secure possibility. The other end case is that all 1001 take the same key.
Since you're in the lock trade, what's happening with those loverley 10 pin Ingersoll SC71 locks now they are owned by Assa Abloy? AFAIK, it's the only really secure lock available to Jill Public. AT least in UK.
...I upvoted you for your courtesy. Call it an untroll point :)
I would happily let my aggregate stats be shared if the law mandates that if/when the data leaks, the CIO of NHS goes to prison to 2 years (1 after good behaviour) as absolute minimum sentence.
Get your reader in full, untainted, from the FTP site...
Brexit actually hasn't happened
The referendum happened. But the invocation of Art.50 to start the Brexit clock ticking is similar to non-free Windows 10 upgrades: it's talked about for the future, but will never quite happen.
Not quite true
There are more than two names on the ballot.
So use both!
Lastpass for the non-finance, non-reputation damaging sites.
Keepass for the others.
Counting chickens etc
Brexit is not a done deal.
If it was, Article 50 would have invoked already and started the 2 year negotiation window.
The main hurdle, which the polititions are pretending doesn't exist, is that UK cannot negotiate post-EU treaties whilst it is in the EU. Thtat's EU law - all treaty negotion must be done under the UK umbrealla. UK is trying to get special treatment, but Germany for sure will not allow that, to stop others following.
Give it six months to a year, enough time for May to completely lock down the UK with snooper's charter etc, and she'll say that Brexit ain't happenin' old bean, and she'll call a general election. Probably win it too, if the media is handled right between now and then.
"The refusal to include data privacy advocates in the case".
EPIC is a privacy advocate.
The point of the warrant
It's not that getting a warrant is much of a nuisance, but more that if a warrant is shown to be legally required to use hoovered up traffic, then historical cell traffic can't be admitted as evidence. So we will get more cases involving reconstruction of evidence.
The interesting issue will be if whether a case can be thrown out because the only hook that got the case investigated in the first place was an 'incidental intercept', i.e. without a warrant with the relevant reason and/or defendant's name on it.
...if you look at the word choice, " personal confidential data" is not what is being shared with world+dog for research anyway. So NDG is defending a straw man.
The two (unaddressed) issues are:
1. The metadata from the aggregate data can be de-anomomised (how many people have colon cancer stage 3 diagnosed at stage 2, 50-55 age range, married, smoke, don't drink, live in Gt. Manchester area, service/technician work level, obese, poor diet)
2. The personal confidential data will of course be shared with 'strategic partners', 5 eyes for a start
Wonder if those of us without an MS a/c will be forced to get one to continue with linkedin?
Re: Delete me
They don't. If you 'delete' data, you simply become the only person who can't see it. I expect people with an HR account for vetting candidates look at what has been editted and deleted.
Grab the popcorn girls and boys. It would be so amusing if LandG were using GPL code and can be forced to open the whole source.
It's amazing that the police demand almost infinited storage duration for anything on the PNC, including illegally maintained biometrics on those arrested but innocent, yet they can only argue to store their own directly obtained evidence for a month. Talk about wanting to control the data.
And don't tell me that, despite the 31 day nonsense, the stuff isn't backed up by Cheltenham independently. Since 5 eyes want everything, why would they let this go?