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Privacy in the age of Data Journalism (4) – A Data Journalism check list

The good news for Data Journalists is that according to each of the bodies that govern British journalists intruding into the private lives of citizens in the UK is always justifiable – as long as it stands a strong enough … Continue reading

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Privacy in the age of Data Journalism (2) – The UK’s Privacy Law

After covering European Convention’s relating to privacy legislation the next step on my BEGINNERS GUIDE TO UK PRIVACY LEGISLATION would seem to be: UK Privacy Legislation Unfortunately turning to Britain’s own privacy Law’s does not clear up where the line between privacy … Continue reading

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Privacy in the age of Data Journalism (1) – a Beginner’s Guide

Privacy legislation in the UK is a potential minefield for journalists – and this has never been more true than in the current trend for posting large data sets almost verbatim (more commonly known as Data Journalism). Whilst the there … Continue reading

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“But you can’t just stick stuff out, it has to be checked” – an interview with Ben Leapman

At the recent Future Human : Data Journalism event in Shoreditch (yes, I  know, trendy right) I managed to catch up with Ben Leapman, Deputy News Editor at the Telegraph and major player in the MP’s expenses stories,to talk to … Continue reading

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