Privacy and surveillance
A Scottish council which boasted of its high data protection standards had more than 200 data breaches in two years and dozens staff had not completed compulsory data protection training, The Ferret can reveal.
Concerns have been raised that Scottish local authorities are “massively underestimating” their carbon footprints, after an external review of one council’s climate pollution saw its reported emissions quadruple in one year.
An environmental activist deceived into an intimate relationship by an undercover police officer who operated in Scotland has been awarded £229,000 in compensation.
A leading Scottish salmon producer hired a private investigator to snoop on a key critic of the fish farming industry, internal industry documents reveal.
Students have called on the University of Glasgow to divest from a company linked to Donald Trump’s US immigration enforcement operations which resulted in 13,000 children being separated from their families.
Protests are being planned after the UK Civil Aviation Authority sanctioned the testing of a massive new military drone at RAF Lossiemouth.
The Information Commissioner is to probe a controversial medical database after campaigners raised concerns that GPs may have broken privacy laws.
Facebook has issued an apology to the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament after blocking people from accessing the peace organisation’s website.
The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is considering an official complaint to Ofcom after Facebook blocked users from accessing the peace organisation’s website.