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Identity, Privacy and Trust

Examining issues around trust, privacy and data protection.

May 2008

  • Why we don't need a security breach notification law

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 28 May 2008
  • Data Protection guru Chris Pounder has put forward an excellent argument that there is no legal requirement for a security breach notification law in the UK because we already have a requirement ...

  • Cycling to Paris for Action Medical Research

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 27 May 2008
  • In light of James Garner's marathon effort, I'd like to put in a sponsorship plug for my forthcoming charity cycle ride. Please read on and lend your support! Last year the Star Inn in Bentworth, ...

  • ID Cards - all five bidders go through

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 23 May 2008
  • The Identity and Passport service has confirmed that all five bidding organisations - CSC, EDS, Fujitsu, IBM and Thales - have gone through to the next stage of procurement. This will give these ...

  • Party political hiccups

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 23 May 2008
  • The Crewe and Nantwich by-election has seen two notable trust hiccups: the Conservative Party sent a list of 8,000 local party members to Manx radio by mistake; local Labour Party members accused ...

  • A victory for Heather - and common sense

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 18 May 2008
  • Congratulations to Heather Brooke for her High Court win. Heather has fought the case to force MPs to reveal their expenses, and this should hopefully lead to an overhaul of the Commons' expenses ...

  • The US needs a federal privacy law

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 May 2008
  • The US has a wealth of state and federal laws intended to protect privacy, but what it doesn't have is a federal equivalent to the EU Data Protection Directive. There's even a law to protect ...

  • ICO gets a big stick!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 May 2008
  • The Criminal Justice Justice and Immigration Act has received Royal Assent. Why does this matter? Because it gives the Information Commissioners Office new powers to fine organisations that ...

  • Data Security Failings at DWP?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 09 May 2008
  • According to a Press Association report, the Department for Work and Pensions has allegedly been breaching its own security policies: Government staff have been sending out highly sensitive data in ...

  • CCTV fails to cut crime - so let's take identity out of the equation

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 May 2008
  • A senior police officer has stated that the pervasive use of CCTV in the UK has failed to cut crime and is an 'utter fiasco'. with only 3% of London's street robberies being solved using security ...

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