The European Commission and your government are promoting a Data Protection Day !!
The average British citizen is data mined by the Government hourly in a surveillance society, not to mention the supermarkets and Transport for London.
The undercover police are sleeping with anybody they can get their leg over to obtain your Data, and they are promoting a glossy little film costing more than a few bob of your money telling you to be careful with your personal data.
Guess where I will be on Friday, EU Data Protection Day, in Court in Bristol seeking an order to make the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills comply with a Subject Access Request made in October 2009.
First they ignored it; the Information Commissioner instructed them to comply, they ignored him; then on receipt of a legal notice they said no data existed ( I had by this time found written evidence that it did).
Then with two days to go the Treasury Solicitor has written to me saying, ‘it has become apparent that the Department has not yet fully complied with Mr Withers’ subject access request and this will require further investigation’
So good old Business, Innovation & Skills run by Mandelson and now by Vince Cable have broken the Law. The statutory limit to respond is forty days not sixteen months.
The merging of this Court date, the admission by the Treasury Solicitor and EU Data Protection Day is just absolute karma.