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How to visualise ( data about ) an orgasm

Whilst I know I may well be in danger of sounding like a high school math teacher in constantly trying to make my subject sound fun, when to so many it patently isn’t, I thought I might as well give … Continue reading

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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 (3) – Ofcom and the PCC

Ofcom Like all other public bodies Ofcom allow journalists to circumvent all of its strict rules on broadcasting private information if the argument for public interest outweighs the right to privacy. Details of a person’s home or family, even if they … 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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Open data – but how much is too much?

When government data is so often released in unhelpful formats, with a lack of useful detail, or just not at all under the strictures of the Data Protection Act, it’s a common reaction to demand greater – perhaps total – … Continue reading

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Crime mapping and how not to visualise data

The Home Office’s recent £300K attempt to make crime data easily accessible through their new crime mapping service has failed rather spectacularly. But as an example of how not to go about data visualisation it can actually prove quite useful. … Continue reading

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