Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • The ID Cards rollout commences - or does it?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 25 Nov 2008
  • The Identity and Passport Service has confirmed that it will this week start issuing the first 'National ID Cards' to foreign nationals, with the objective of having 90% of foreign nationals in the ...

  • Identity Cards Secondary Legislation Consultation

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 24 Nov 2008
  • The Identity and Passport Service has published a consultation on the draft secondary legislation for the National Identity Scheme. It's a substantial document (106 pages) with some fairly heavy ...

  • Please no - not another security inquiry

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 21 Nov 2008
  • Tory MP Grant Shapps has used the Freedom of Information Act to discover that the government lost 53 computers over the last year, and is demanding an inquiry. If this claim is to be believed, then ...

  • I blame the old men

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 12 Nov 2008
  • So, last week we had the latest in a long line of data loss incidents: a member of Atos Origin's staff left user and password data for the Government Gateway in a pub car park. I look forward to ...

  • Crunch time for privacy?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 12 Nov 2008
  • The credit crunch is beginning to bite hard - so much so that we're finally starting to refer to it as the recession that it really is. At a time when data loss incidents are still high on the ...

  • Another data loss?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Nov 2008
  • Newsbiscuit is reporting that a book containing the names and telephone numbers of hundreds of thousands of people has been discovered on a doorstep. [Another classic from Newsbiscuit, which is ...

  • Home Secretary Launches ID Cards Response to Consultation

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Nov 2008
  • The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, is currently hosting a press conference to launch the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008: Response to Consultation. The response comprises two documents: ...

  • Home Secretary to Publish ID Cards Consultation Response

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 05 Nov 2008
  • Tomorrow morning the Home Secretary will publish the government's response to the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008. The document, which is expected to outline the issues raised by ...

  • Passports for phones: there's a business opportunity here

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Oct 2008
  • The Home Office has floated the idea of forcing anyone who wishes to purchase a mobile phone to provide a passport or equivalent before they can do so, and these details will be logged on a ...

  • Data laws hamper prisoner study

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Oct 2008
  • The BBC is reporting that the Data Protection Act has prevented researchers from finding out how many forces veterans have served time in civilian prisons. Clearly this is a very legitimate and ...

  • Oppose the Communications Data Bill? Then you're helping terrorists

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 17 Oct 2008
  • Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has defended plans for the Government's proposed Communications Data Bill - by saying that by not monitoring this traffic, it would be "giving a licence to terrorists ...

  • Concern over a giant database? You bet!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 15 Oct 2008
  • Lord Carlisle, the government's reviewer of anti-terror legislation, has expressed his concerns about the proposed interception of data plans in the Communications Data Bill, which is set to go ...

  • 100,000 - a magic number...

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 10 Oct 2008
  • Clearly 100,000 is the data loss number of the day - first EDS admits to losing details of 100,000 MoD personnel, then Deloitte confesses to losing a laptop containing details of its pension scheme ...

  • Scientific American

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Oct 2008
  • Dave has posted some excellent thoughts on this month's Scientific American special on privacy. In particular, if you've not considered how some folks feel about RFID tags then take a look.

  • STBO: We don't trust organisations with our personal data

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Oct 2008
  • Ian's published an interesting piece on the breakdown in consumer trust of how our data is managed by organisations. There is, of course, an element of Statin' The Bl**din' Obvious about this, but ...

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