Identity, Privacy and Trust

September 2008

  • Tories confirm they will scrap ContactPoint

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Sep 2008
  • Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that the Tories will scrap ContactPoint - aka the Children's Index - if they win the next election. Speaking to the Telegraph, he expressed his ...

  • Barclaycard fined for silent calls

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Sep 2008
  • Ofcom has fined Barclaycard the maximum possible £50,000 for silent calling - the practice of using autodiallers to call phone numbers but not connecting the line to a call centre operative because ...

  • Foreign national ID cards will be unveiled

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 25 Sep 2008
  • According to the BBC, the Identity and Passport Service is set to unveil the first ID cards. These will be issued to non-EU students and marriage visa holders, and are in fact issued under the UK ...

  • EnCoRe - Ensuring consent and revocation

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 25 Sep 2008
  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Technology Strategy Board have announced a substantial investment in three privacy research ...

  • Freedom not fear

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Sep 2008
  • William has kindly brought the forthcoming Freedom not Fear protest day to my attention. As the site says: "Surveillance mania is spreading. Governments and businesses register, monitor and control ...

  • Farcical data breach notification laws

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 17 Sep 2008
  • MEPs are set to approve the data breach notification component of the forthcoming European ePrivacy Directive. The new provision will make it mandatory for website providers to disclose to ...

  • Government faces ID Cards setback

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Sep 2008
  • The Identity and Passport Service has suffered a setback in its planned rollout of ID cards, in the form of a vote by the Trades Union Congress to resist the National Identity Scheme, "including ...

  • UK Census 2011 contract awarded

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Sep 2008
  • US defence contractor Lockheed Martin has been awarded the £150m contract to manage the 2011 Census in the UK. Lockheed, which was competing with T-Systems for the bid, ran the 2001 Census. The bid ...

  • Contractor changes at the Identity and Passport Service

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 10 Sep 2008
  • The Identity and Passport Service has been making changes to its contractor line-up. PA Consulting Group has had its JTrack contract terminated as a result of losing a memory stick containing data ...

  • Data breach notification is not the solution

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 02 Sep 2008
  • The value of a US-style data breach notification law is questionable. Once notified of a breach, there is little that the data subject can do but remain alert to potential frauds. With the volume ...

  • Internet Explorer goes private

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Sep 2008
  • Microsoft has unveiled Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8, and this is an important release from a privacy perspective. The new InPrivate tools allow users to surf anonymously, delete their browsing ...

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