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Identity, Privacy and Trust

Examining issues around trust, privacy and data protection.

January 2009

  • The Personal Information Privacy Promise

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 28 Jan 2009
  • The ICO has published the full list of organisations that have signed up to its new Personal Information Promise. The list, which is copies below, includes many household names, who are to be ...

  • Data Privacy Day 2008

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 28 Jan 2009
  • Wednesday 28th January is Data Privacy Day across Europe. I'm normally somewhat cynical about this sort of thing, but this year the Information Commissioner has come up with a real gem of an idea - ...

  • This should be plainly obvious

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 27 Jan 2009
  • From the BBC technology website - does the government not notice that databases have a habit of getting breached?

  • Home Office punished for prisoner data loss

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 23 Jan 2009
  • The Home Office has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner for last year's loss of 84,000 prisoner records on a memory stick issued to contractor PA Consulting. This is an important ...

  • MPs U-Turn on Expenses Disclosure

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 21 Jan 2009
  • The government took everyone by surprise today by not only dropping the 3-line whip on the bill to prevent disclosure of MPs' expenses, but also withdrawing the motion. Faced with a possible ...

  • The Vote on MPs' Expenses

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 21 Jan 2009
  • Tomorrow the House of Commons will vote on a statutory instrument to exempt MPs from declaring their detailed personal expenses. This is a disgraceful sidestepping of Freedom of Information laws ...

  • Government proposes abandoning data sharing controls

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 19 Jan 2009
  • The "Coroners and Justice Bill" has been placed in front of Parliament. Does this sound a little irrelevant to a privacy article? Not if you look in the small print of the Bill... The Coroners and ...

  • The Personal Information Promise

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 15 Jan 2009
  • The Information Commissioner has announced the Personal Information Promise - a set of 10 principles, intended to be signed by an organisation's executive management - which will be launched as the ...

  • Precision and Proportionality Prevents Poor Privacy Policies

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Jan 2009
  • The Information Commissioner has published a draft Code of Practice to address the problem of the poor-quality privacy notices that are all too common online, in printed documentation, or even used ...

  • More reckless data loss from HMG

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 12 Jan 2009
  • The Telegraph reports that Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust has lost a data stick containing sensitive personal information about 6,360 prisoners. In what seems like a prime candidate for ...

  • Protecting your personal information - permanently

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 08 Jan 2009
  • Consumer magazine Which? has issued a paper on how to protect your personal data when disposing of IT hardware. Pointing out that fraudsters are accustomed to buying used kit on eBay and the like, ...

  • BS10012 is available for comment

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 07 Jan 2009
  • The British Standards Institute has published its draft BS 10012 "Specification for the management of personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998" for public comment. The ...

  • On the Internet, being a dog won't keep you private from RIPA

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 05 Jan 2009
  • We're all aware of the famous New Yorker cartoon - "on the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog". However, that's about to come to an end if the latest application of the Regulation of Investigatory ...

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