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
The UK Supreme Court is publishing video of its proceedings on its website in a video on demand service. This is welcome. What is baffling is the decision to remove the videos after a year both for copyright, capacity and possibly cost … [Read more...] about Supreme Court in one step forward, one step back for transparency – for one year only….. #opendata
Through my seat on the Crime and Justice Sector Transparency panel I have asked the Home Office for a note on lay or civilian membership of governance bodies of the major police databases. I want to help stop the police blundering into the same … [Read more...] about Police databases time for some broadly based civilian governance?
In a quite remarkable case 180 divorces have been annulled following massive fraud perpetrated against the English court system. An Italian lawyer was distributing quickie Italian divorces around the English legal system with one of the parties in … [Read more...] about Lack of #opendata leaves English courts wide open to fraud ?
Judith Townend organised a fascinating conference at City University on open justice and modern media (programme pdf) . It was great to see some real heavy hitters like Geoffery Robertson QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC speaking up for open courts and open … [Read more...] about Justice Wide Open – the collision between uncodified open justice and the law of data protection and copyright #oj_city
The Ministry of Justice asked me to sit on their Crime and Justice Sector Transparency Panel. I'm not a legal expert, but as an local active citizen I want to know what is going on in my excellent local courts as they dispense justice on the … [Read more...] about Would a ‘Transparency Charter’ help make the Courts more open?