I was invited to address the National ANPR Conference in York on 22 November about my work to modernise accountability and scrutiny of the vital ANPR system. As ever when addressing a police conference I was struck by the professionalism, skill and … [Read more...] about National ANPR conference 2016 – speech on challenge and oversight
A meeting of the embryonic Automatic Number Plate Recognition privacy advisory group on 10 November was told that the Metropolitan Police are planning to delete of some 4 billion items of vehicle movement data, most held years beyond their retention … [Read more...] about Police planning to delete billions of personal journey records
Local News Engine is a prototype project to help journalists/reporters scrutinise local accountability information such as planning and licensing applications. A critical part of this is actually getting hold of planning and licensing applications … [Read more...] about Local authority data store increases availability of data by two orders of magnitude
A small group met last week to discuss opportunities that Brexit might offer for the digital sphere in the UK. This meeting was part of my early work for the Carnegie UK Trust seeking positives from Brexit. I set out some ground rules for the … [Read more...] about Digital opportunities presented by Brexit – discussion
If two people use an online procedure in a magistrates court, or have a video hearing with a magistrate, how will the public know what has happened? Justice must be seen to be done, not become a Schrödinger's justice where the public and media don't … [Read more...] about Schrödingers justice? Maintaining the 400 year-old principle of open justice in a digital world
What opportunities could there be for the UK digital sphere as we transit to Brexit? Can the UK act more nimbly than the 27 in evolving its rules better to suit the fast moving digital space as we fork from the EU legislative body? In transition … [Read more...] about Opportunities for digital society and industry arising from a UK exit from the EU?