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Identity, Privacy and Trust

Examining issues around trust, privacy and data protection.

August 2009

  • Don't talk to us about security

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Aug 2009
  • The Home Office has refused to meet with Adam Laurie, the researcher who demonstrated an attack on the Foreign National ID Card last week. "...the Home Office again refused to see the ...

  • The business case for privacy

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Aug 2009
  • The Information Commissioner's Office has commissioned a study into the business case for privacy. Building on the Privacy by Design report, this project seeks to research and develop an easily ...

  • Palm Pre Phone Home

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Aug 2009
  • The BBC reports that Palm's long-awaited next-generation handset, the Pre, has been returning system and location data to Palm without users being aware or giving consent. Developer Joey Hess ...

  • Has the ID Card been hacked?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Aug 2009
  • Last week the Daily Mail published a feature piece in which it claimed that security expert Adam Laurie had managed to hack an ID Card in 12 minutes. The Home Office rubbished the article and ...

  • So much for the rule of law?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Aug 2009
  • I was very disturbed to read the Guardian's claim that the police have been instructed by the Home Office to ignore the European Court's ruling that the UK DNA Database breaches human rights law, ...

  • A week when databases go bad

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Aug 2009
  • Apologies for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks, I've been taking a break that included cycling to Paris and living in the woods for 10 days. In reviewing the mountain of news items that ...