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Ladbrokes Spam

I’ve written previously about the use of affiliate marketers in the Gambling sector, which I’ve come to realise is a significant issue across the industry. It seems nobody has a bigger problem than industry giant Ladbrokes, despite a commitment to “being … Continue reading

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Affiliate Marketing, PECR and Betfair

Late last year I received several text messages inviting me to open accounts with several different gambling companies. I had not consented to receive such messages and none of the messages contained opt outs, meaning the messages were sent contrary … Continue reading

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Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me

The ICO’s recent(ish) Data Controller (DC) and Data Processor (DP) guidance has received alot of unfavourable attention and I’m afraid the Policy Department will have to also me to their vodoo doll collection, as I find it a really strange … Continue reading

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Costs, Opportunity Costs and plain Hypocrisy

The cost of FOI, something which has previously caught my eye, has once again reared it’s head on account of SCC’s decision to publish what they hold to be the cost of requests. Let me try firstly to calm the … Continue reading

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Applicant blind?

David Higginson has recently blogged about the accidental release of information from Hackney Council, in which it revealed that Internal briefing notes are drafted by some teams within the Council to record progress when responding to the request, and provide context on … Continue reading

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A Public (dis)Service

When I started this blog I had no idea what direction it would take me in, but I held a desire to be able to speak freely about my opinion of DPA and FOI – a freedom that my previous … Continue reading

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Howe’s that? It’s just not cricket, Mr Graham and Mr Smith.

The anatomy of a request One of the daily challenges of an FOI Officer is gaining the necessary contributions from colleagues that are required to fulfill the primary requirement of FOI – to establish the information held within the scope … Continue reading

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