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Law Commission makes privacy recommendations

By Steven | February 26, 2010

There’s another report from the Law Commission on privacy: this one the culmination of many of the others.

The report’s not up on the website yet, but it seems that the key recommendations are:

Patterns of behaviour involving “watching” and “loitering” are already covered under the Harassment Act, so I’m not sure what that last bit adds. Watching via hidden cameras, maybe? Isn’t that still watching? Hiring someone to follow someone else?

Are you being caused distress if you’re not aware you were filmed until after it’s stopped?

Still, the recommendations seem pretty sensible to me.

The Commission is also to be issuing a preliminary paper on the Privacy Act shortly.

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