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Identity, Privacy and Trust

Examining issues around trust, privacy and data protection.

June 2008

  • The BEST phishing email yet!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Jun 2008
  • I've just received the very best phishing email I've ever received. Look, the money arrived in my account just a couple of hours ago - all I need to do is log in to get it! I've disabled the ...

  • Rather quiet on the big privacy news day

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 25 Jun 2008
  • Today's been the biggest privacy news day of the year; the Poynter and Burton reviews are out, the ICO has said it will slap enforcement notices on HMRC and MoD, and there are more data loss ...

  • A very confusing survey?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 23 Jun 2008
  • The BBC is covering a survey commissioned by StrongMail, in which the company claims that "one in five [marketing professionals] said they had given out credit card details, one in seven would ...

  • Dilbert on workplace surveillance

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 20 Jun 2008
  • Today's Dilbert focusses (geddit?) on workplace surveillance.

  • Controlling the carbon footprint

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 19 Jun 2008
  • A new market is developing in environmentally-friendly low-carbon energy management solutions for businesses. Whilst visiting a public authority recently I witnessed an innovative solution to ...

  • Dr Brown's Psychic Paper

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 19 Jun 2008
  • Dave Birch has published a short paper that summarises many of the ID card ideas he's put forward in recent years, and if you find yourself flummoxed by the depth of technical detail in other ...

  • Our computers work... or your money back

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 18 Jun 2008
  • The BBC reports that Sainsbury's has been forced to suspend its online shopping service due to an undisclosed computer glitch. The article makes for interesting reading when you compare it to ...

  • Our first candidate for the spare plinth in Trafalgar Square?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 18 Jun 2008
  • Thanks to Edgar for bringing my attention to the loss of six laptops from St George's Hospital in Tooting. Apparently the machines contained 20,000 patient records, stored there because there were ...

  • You couldn't make it up

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 17 Jun 2008
  • First we had Top Secret Al-Qaeda analyses left on a train out of Waterloo... then financial crime plans left on a train back into Waterloo... (and all I found on my Waterloo train this week was an ...

  • The Phorm effect spreads

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Jun 2008
  • A little while ago I declared a closed season on Phorm, but this story merits coverage. The UK Information Commissioner has examined Phorm's OIX and Webwise offerings, and concluded that since they ...

  • The importance of the P word

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 04 Jun 2008
  • Google is under the spotlight again, and this time for something seemingly innocuous: the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in the US is calling for the search engine giant to display a link to its ...

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