There can be few more frustrating exercises for a journalist than trying to elicit straight answers from police forces. Legions of press officers are, mostly, conditioned to stonewall newshounds in search of the truth behind a story. Too often they are briefed by senior officers to provide obfuscating, misleading or, on more rare occasions, untruthful answersContinue reading “The Old Pals Act, 2016”
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Chief Constable and Police Commissioner face court action over persistent data and information breaches
County Court claims have been filed naming Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and her Chief Constable, Dave Jones, as defendants over persistent breaches of both the Data Protection Act, 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. The court action in both cases has been taken out by investigative journalist, Neil Wilby. Recovery ofContinue reading “Chief Constable and Police Commissioner face court action over persistent data and information breaches”
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