Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • Phorm kicks off its next trial

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Oct 2008
  • Online profiling and advertising exchange Phorm has started its next trial with partner BT. This stage of Phorm's rollout was enabled after City Police confirmed that they are taking no further ...

  • 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 ...

  • If you're planning to lie, at least try to be convincing

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 29 Aug 2008
  • New Forest District Council has been rapped by the Information Commissioner for posting up personal information on its planning website. The problem is not new, and a number of councils have been ...

  • Think your password is a secret? No it's not

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 27 Aug 2008
  • The BBC is reporting that a man who chose a telephone banking password with Lloyds TSB of "Lloyds is pants" (he wasn't very happy with Lloyds at the time) had it changed to "no it's not" by a ...

  • Meet the new loss, same as the old loss

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Aug 2008
  • Another day, another data loss, and another struggle for an original headline. However, the RBS / NatWest / Amex loss of 1m sets of personal information isn't as straightforward as it might at ...

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