12 days…. of privacy?

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Privacy is the gift that keeps on giving…. and for privacy advocates and lawyers, this year particularly! To keep festive, here’s a little song for the season…. Now if only I could sing!

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On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
The Leveson Inquiry
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On the second day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Two Royal boobies (1)
And the Leveson Inquiry
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 On the third day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Three data breaches (2)
Two Royal boobies
And the Leveson Inquiry
 —————————————–
On the fourth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Four Cops resigning (3)
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobies
And the Leveson Inquiry
 —————————————–
On the fifth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
—————————————– 
On the sixth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Six BBC fiascos (4)
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
 —————————————–
On the seventh day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Seven super-injunctions (5)
Six BBC fiascos
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
 —————————————–
On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Eight hacks arrested (6)
Seven super-injunctions
Six BBC fiascos
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
—————————————– 
On the ninth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Nine leakers leaking
Eight hacks arrested
Seven super-injunctions
Six BBC fiascos
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
—————————————– 
On the tenth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Ten snoopers snooping (7)
Nine leakers leaking
Eight hacks arrested
Seven super-injunctions
Six BBC fiascos
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
 —————————————–
On the eleventh day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Eleven bloggers blogging
Ten snoopers snooping
Nine leakers leaking
Eight hacks arrested
Seven super-injunctions
Six BBC fiascos
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
 —————————————–
On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Twelve tweeters tweeting
Eleven bloggers blogging
Ten snoopers snooping
Nine leakers leaking
Eight hacks arrested
Seven super-injunctions
Six BBC fiascos
The News – of the – World
Four cops resigning
Three data breaches
Two Royal boobs
And the Leveson Inquiry
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Notes:
(1) The Duchess of Cambridge was photographed topless in France… and if you don’t remember that farrago, lucky you.
(2) Actually far, far more than three data breaches…….
(3) To be more accurate, two resigned, one was suspended and one put on extended leave. 
(4) There may be fewer, but it feels like at least six, from the Savile and Newsnight cases downwards! Poetic license….
(5) It’s not clear precisely how many have been granted – but far fewer than people might think!
(6) Actually significantly more, even in connection with Leveson alone. A lot. 
(7) If the Home Office had had its way, we’d have had far, far more than 10 snoopers snooping with the Snoopers’ Charter (Communications Data Bill). Fortunately, we managed to head them off at the pass, at least for now!
 

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