Identity, Privacy and Trust

March 2008

  • The cost of privacy: biometrics at London Heathrow T5

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 24 Mar 2008
  • Specifically, they say that the systems will prevent exchange of travel documents by airside passengers : "The idea behind the fingerprinting is to make it impossible for a terrorist to arrive at ...

  • Will one have one's biometrics taken?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Mar 2008
  • Her Majesty the Queen is opening London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. I've written about the biometric security controls at the new terminal before, and am waiting to see whether the opening will ...

  • The other big identity story - Microsoft acquires Credentica

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Mar 2008
  • The U-Prove scheme allows users to issue certified tokens that make an assertion without revealing any other identifying information: for example, to prove the holder's age without actually ...

  • Privacy bears its fangs for Phorm

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Mar 2008
  • It's clear that Phorm has given a lot of thought to the privacy implications of this service, which are potentially huge: after all, Phorm's servers will know everything about a user's online ...

  • Analysing the State of Play for ID Cards

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 10 Mar 2008
  • His recommendations include restricting the objective of the scheme to citizen-centric identity assertion; operating the Scheme independently of government (with a direct report to Parliament); ...

  • A big day for the National Identity Scheme

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Mar 2008
  • These will include air-side workers at airports, of whom there are 200,000 who will have their contract of employment made conditional upon holding an ID card, and some Critical National ...

  • Last in line for the DNA database

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Mar 2008
  • Setting aside arguments about the legality under Human Rights legislation, there are three key reasons why I would not be prepared to volunteer my DNA for a government database, and why such a ...