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Observer Ideas – Edward Snowden on information storage, data mining and political participation

Hosted at Europe’s largest multi-arts conference centre, the Barbican’s primary stage played host to a host of speakers all connected by their struggle for public empowerment.

One such speaker was Edward Snowden on live stream from Moscow, discussing surveillance and

Justice ministry under pressure to curb attacks on family court judges

Justice ministry under pressure to curb attacks on family court judges

Judges dealing with sensitive issues – including child custody – in the family courts have had hate mail sent to their homes, been physically attacked and been victims of …

Just 13 people use flagship Coalition scheme for reporting nuisance neighbours

Just 13 people use flagship Coalition scheme for reporting nuisance neighbours

Under the new initiative, people can force police to investigate anti-social behaviour by submitting a “community trigger”, if they have previously reported trouble on at least three occasions.

Four …

Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Eleven civil servants at Iain Duncan Smith‘s department for work and pensions have been sacked for using Twitter or Facebook.

The 11 sacked officials are among 116 …

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

The Scottish government has dropped contentious plans to keep all communications between ministers and senior Royal Family members a secret.

Ministers said the move would bring Scotland into line with the rest of the …

The day in FOIA: Conservatives social housing failure, Government’s £100,000 bill for facebook ads and the Department for Education’s not-very-free information

Tories failing to build social homes for poorest people, Labour says

Conservative councils will build on average 20 social homes for the poorest people in society by the end of the parliament – and in the housing minister’s own back …

Details of innocent people are still being held on DNA database

Details of innocent people are still being held on DNA database

The Government is failing to delete innocent people from Britain’s vast DNA database, according to figures released today which shows that nearly 70,000 under-16s have now had their genetic …

FoIA survey shows rise in requests and drop in costs

An academic study published by the Constitution Unit at University College, London has concluded there was a 20 per cent increase of FoIA applications to English local authorities in 2010.

As the BBC’s Martin Rosenbaum also comments, the research …

Council workers visiting Facebook 20,000 times a day

Islington council staff looked at 1.9 million Facebook pages over three months, with sites like dating service Sugar Daddie, Argos, Cricinfo, getting thousands of hits.

The council will be forced to cut £100 million over the next four years. The …