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  • Speed camera team broke Freedom of Information law

    01 Jun 2005

    The Lothian and Borders Safety Camera Partnership last month became the first Scottish local authority to be reprimanded for breaching the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), which came into force on 1st January.

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  • European Commission sets out digital strategy

    01 Jun 2005

    The European Commission today approved an initiative to foster growth and jobs in the information society and media industries. The strategy will promote high speed and secure broadband networks.

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  • On-line car dealers get legal guidance from OFT

    01 Jun 2005

    On-line car dealers have long had to struggle with a law that appeared to let consumers drive their purchases for a week and then return them for no reason. New guidance, published by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) yesterday, brings much-needed clarification....

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  • ID cards to cost £300 each, says report

    01 Jun 2005

    A national identity cards scheme could cost as much as £300 per person, not £93 as suggested by Government estimates, according to a draft report by the London School of Economics, a copy of which was seen by the Observer newspaper.

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  • Too much work makes staff sick, unhappy and error-prone, says TUC

    01 Jun 2005

    The Trades Union Congress yesterday tried to demolish the "myths" put forward by employers over the 48-hour working week, hoping to influence an imminent EU debate over proposed amendments to the Working Time Directive.

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  • US Government seeks powers to access ISP data

    01 Jun 2005

    The US Justice Department wants to obtain sensitive customer records from ISPs, according to the Associated Press. It is asking a court to overturn a ruling that struck down sweeping investigative powers in the Patriot Act as unconstitutional.

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  • Woman sues Yahoo! over nude photos

    01 Jun 2005

    Yahoo! has been sued for $3 million because it did not remove nude photos of a woman, posted on-line by her ex-boyfriend without permission. The claim appears to focus on a failure to honour an alleged promise to remove the pictures.

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  • Microsoft meets Commission deadline

    01 Jun 2005

    Microsoft submitted proposals to the European Commission last night to implement fully its year-old antitrust sanctions. The software giant had been given an end of May deadline to confirm how it would fulfil its remaining obligations.

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  • British man faces extradition for US hacking trial

    31 May 2005

    A British man wanted in the US for allegedly hacking into 92 separate networks operated by the US Army, Navy, Air Force and the Pentagon is due to appear at Bow Street Magistrates Court, England, today.

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  • MEPs reject data retention plan

    31 May 2005

    It seems that Europe's Council of Ministers will press on with a proposal for an EU -wide system of data retention, despite its rejection by the European Parliament yesterday, with MEP s expressing fears about its scope and legal basis.

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