On 15 August 2011 the  Equality and Human Rights Commission published a Research Report entitled “Protecting Information Privacy”, written by Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh) and Benjamin Goold (University of British Columbia).  The report examines the threats to information privacy that have emerged in recent years, focusing on the activities of the state.  It makes a number of important recommendations.  The report has, unfortunately, attracted very limited media attention and discussion – itself a symptom of the lack of attention to privacy issues which it identifies. Continue reading