Home Office accused of breaching privacy laws after cancelling international student’s visa
The Home Office used location data from an international student’s mobile phone to detain him for allegedly breaking his visa conditions, The Ferret can reveal.
Critics condemn the UK’s increasingly privatised immigration industry
UK's increasingly privatised immigration and border industry prompts critics to voice concerns that “corporate actors” are profiting at the expense of human rights.
Privacy watchdog orders Police Scotland to up standards at mobile phone labs
Police Scotland has failed to meet official standards for gathering evidence from mobile phones, according to a Watchdog report.
Reliability of police mobile phone evidence questioned after hack
Concerns raised after possible security flaws in mobile phone analysis technology used by Police Scotland emerge.
Police criticised for million pound spend on mobile phone cracking tools
Police Scotland have admitted that they have not fully considered the privacy or human rights implications of new mobile phone analysis tools that are to be used throughout Scotland.
UK spy agencies share social media data with foreign governments, say critics
Millions of Facebook and Twitter accounts may have been analysed by UK intelligence agencies and personal data shared with foreign governments and corporations, according to privacy campaigners.
Mobile phone firms secretly help government deploy spy technology
Mobile phone firms have been criticised for letting government agencies exploit weaknesses in their networks rather than taking steps to secure customer data.
Prisoners outwit £1.2m mobile phone blocking technology
Calls for a privacy probe after Scottish Prison Service is first UK agency to admit using controversial phone blocking technology.