Identity, Privacy and Trust

Recent Posts

  • Back to school

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Aug 2008
  • Dave Birch has done an excellent job of describing a point that is oft-discussed in identity/privacy circles: that we in fact rarely need to identify ourselves. Government ministers bang on about ...

  • Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Aug 2008
  • It's a corny title but an appropriate one: the Home Office has admitted to the loss of a memory stick containing personal information about every one of the 84,000 prisoners in England & Wales. ...

  • Consultation: Privacy by Design

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 21 Aug 2008
  • Despite more than 20 years of data protection legislation in the UK and efforts to encourage the adoption of privacy friendly technologies and ways of working, progress has been disappointing and ...

  • Simplifying the Laws of Identity

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 21 Aug 2008
  • Kim Cameron - Microsoft's Architect of Identity, identity guru and all round decent chap, has been working on a simplified 'plain english' version of his Laws of Identity. This is an important ...

  • Schleswig-Holstein Commissioner reacts to data sale incidents

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 20 Aug 2008
  • The BBC is reporting that the Information Commissioner in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, is calling for tougher privacy laws to tackle the illegal sale of personal data, some of which includes bank ...

  • The spy in the sky?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 19 Aug 2008
  • Road pricing is a funny old thing - we get incredibly worked up about the idea of a public authority tracking our vehicle movements, yet we tolerate the fact the mobile phone companies have been ...

  • First ID Cards contract awarded

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Aug 2008
  • French systems integrator Thales has been awarded an £18m contract for supply to the Identity & Passport Service under the National Identity Scheme. The full details of the contract are not yet ...

  • Government's own report calls for removal of innocents' data from DNA database

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Jul 2008
  • The Human Genetics Commission has published a report that calls for radical changes to the national DNA database (NDNAD), including the transfer of control away from the government, and the erasure ...

  • So long as it doesn't affect us...

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 29 Jul 2008
  • The Foreign Office has reported the theft of 3,000 blank passports from a van that was taking them from the printing works in Manchester. The documents were blank and had not had any data imprinted ...

  • The return of fingerprinting at ports

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 28 Jul 2008
  • The Register is reporting that the UK Borders Agency is showing a renewed interest in fingerprinting passengers at ports and airports. The intention is apparently to introduce biometric checks in ...

  • Aux Champs Elysees

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Jul 2008
  • Apologies to all for the lack of posting recently, it's been silly season in preparation for the summer - but finally that's here! Today I depart for a 350-mile cycle ride to London and then on to ...

  • Reputational failure

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 08 Jul 2008
  • Online auction house eBay's reputation-driven trust scheme is a much-admired and much-emulated model. Or at least, it was until recently when eBay made a significant change to its operation. Back ...

  • So long YouTube, it was nice knowing you

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 03 Jul 2008
  • A US Court has ordered YouTube to hand over logs of the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video using the service. By favouring copyright over privacy, it has dealt a blow both ...

  • Computer Weekly Blog Awards

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 02 Jul 2008
  • The Computer Weekly blog awards are now accepting voting. There are some great blogs in there, but I'd like to suggest you take a look at a few of my favourites: - Dave Birch (Consult Hyperion, ...

  • The BEST phishing email yet!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Jun 2008
  • I've just received the very best phishing email I've ever received. Look, the money arrived in my account just a couple of hours ago - all I need to do is log in to get it! I've disabled the ...