data protection

Not all are equal before the law

according to Judge Stobart

out of balance?out of balance?

There would appear to be few sanctions for breaking data protection laws. Civil servants merrily hand out information yet are not prosecuted, unencrypted laptops and memory sticks are lost or mislaid. However, the person who revealed the names and addresses of 12,000 BNP members was fined £200, see here.

District Judge John Stobart made an interesting statement appearing to be giving tacit support to those who criminally intimidated some of the people on the list:

"..... there may be some members in this organisation who do not deserve to be protected by the law ......"

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