Following the revelations earlier this month that Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue service had repeatedly lost the financial details of 25 million Britons, a new petition has sprung up calling on Parliament to pass a law making it mandatory for organisations to notify you right away after they lose your personal information:
The UK Government waited more than 10 days before telling Parliament and the Public it has accidentally lost sensitive personal details of 25 million individuals.
Under current US laws, the Government would have had to notify immediately.
The petition calls on the Prime Minister to place a legal duty on public and private sector organisations, so that affected customers are informed immediately if the security of their personal data has been compromised.
Individuals have a right to know straight away when this has occurred to protect against identify theft.
Mandatory notification would make organisations more careful and more accountable for the use of personal information.
UK tax-man repeatedly hemorrhages personal financial info of 25 MILLION Brits
Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched About Face, a new national campaign to end governmental use of facial recognition technology for surveillance at all levels -- city, state and federal.
Back in 2017, EFF, ACLU and ACLU of Massachusetts sued the US government on behalf of 11 travelers whose devices had been subjected to warrantless, suspicionless searches by Customs and Border Protection at the US border.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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