Missile data, medical records found on discarded hard disks

Researchers bought 300 drives from eBay, other auction sites, second-hand stalls and car boot sales….. and just read what they found…

PROTECTING THE VIRTUAL CHILD: The Law and Children’s Consent to Sharing Personal Data

Interesting report from Terri Dowty, Director of ARCH and Professor Douwe Korff on behalf of ARCH/Nuffield Foundation in January 2009. The purpose of this report is to give an indication of current legal thinking on children’s ability to give informed consent to information sharing, both in the UK and in other EU countries. It is divided into two sections: the first of these deals with the law in the UK; the second is a comparative study of seven EU countries.