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Dole Office staff snooped into private data 992 times in 10 months

Dole Office staff snooped into private data 992 times in 10 months

Staff at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were disciplined a total of 992 times for unlawfully or inappropriately accessing individuals’ social security records between April 2011 and January this year.

The figures were obtained following a freedom of information (FOI) request to DWP by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme.

Last week Dispatches reported on the ‘blagging’ of personal data by private detectives and reported on the number of data offences recorded by DWP.

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The Register | 23rd May 2012

New Collection of Rendition Data Brings Together Records of over 1100 Victims and Shows Involvement of 45 Countries 

Madrid/London, 22 May 2012 - A global repository of information on rendition and secret detention was launched yesterday (21 May) with a collection of records concerning over 1100 victims and 6500 rendition flights. Extensive data on rendition flights collected by Access Info Europe forms a substantial part of the information being launched by The Rendition Project.

The project, led by UK academics and human rights organization Reprieve, is the largest of its kind and collates all information about rendition currently in the public domain. All of the flight data released using access to information laws across Europe and North America has been made available on the website in original formats, including information released to Access Info from nine countries in the last six months.

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Access Info | 22 May 2012

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