The Business Post reports that the Data Protection Commissioner has warned the government that a “radical reassessment” of its structure is needed as it is “unsustainable and unfit for purpose”.
I've spent the last two weekends entranced by Peter Jackson's epic three-part Beatles documentary Get Back. Drawn from beautifully restored footage of the band's January 1969 writing and recording sessions, there's a lot to like here. The relationships within the band are fascinating, and the film serves as a reminder that most great bands are usually greater than the sum of their parts, and these lads were no exception.
They are all at once charming, funny, stressed, tetchy, exhausted, playful and relentlessly creative, even during what has often been characterised as a dry spell for the band (they had just finished the 'White' album and would record Abbey Road a few months later). Here's Paul jamming away on his bass at a rough idea that we see transform into the song Get Back. We see it develop over a couple of weeks and later, with the lovely Billy Preston on keys (here's John offering him the job), they nail the arrangement, and it's a thing of beauty.