Tag Archives: whistleblowers

3 July 2019 – today’s press releases

  • Lib Dems demand new committee to assess no-deal damage
  • Lamb criticises whistleblower protections as “fundamentally inadequate”
  • Lib Dems produce bill to stop Govt’s publicity stunt approach to plastics
  • Lib Dems: Govt must tackle obesity crisis to save lives

Lib Dems demand new committee to assess no-deal damage

Today, the Liberal Democrats with a cross-party group in the House of Lords will attempt to create a a joint parliamentary committee of MPs and Peers to consider the impact of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement on 31 October 2019.

The motion not only calls for the creation of the joint committee, but that they …

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Chris White writes: silencing the whistleblowers

Hertfordshire County Council has just received a £100,000 fine for breaching the Data Protection Act. The charge sheet as published by the Information Commissioner is serious.

The council had faxed confidential details about a child abuse cases to the wrong number that of a private individual (P). On the day the Information Commissioner’s staff were at the council persuading them to change their practices to prevent further breaches, another fax, containing confidential and sensitive details of care proceedings, was wrongly sent to a set of lawyers’ chambers.

The Information Commissioner clearly wanted to make an example of the council, …

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  • User AvatarRichard O'Neill 24th Jan - 8:26pm
    Utterly bizarre that somebody would take all this trouble. It's funny how people will say "the Lib Dems are irrelevant, nobody cares about them" but...
  • User AvatarAdam 24th Jan - 8:22pm
    "The Brexiteers and Remainers have both complained about BBC bias. The Labour Party complain that they are treated unfairly and the Tories think the BBC...
  • User AvatarJock Coats 24th Jan - 8:06pm
    Land. Value. Tax. Use it to incentivise people to live and locate their businesses where they are most needed (low value areas) and minimise the...
  • User AvatarManfarang 24th Jan - 8:04pm
    Doesn't someone have a golf course in Aberdeenshire?
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 24th Jan - 7:59pm
    P.S. Looking in another thread I realise that this still happens.
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 24th Jan - 7:57pm
    "we never disclose people’s email addresses" Unless it has been fixed, accidentally typing an email address into the "Website" box when submitting a post leads...