Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • The US needs a federal privacy law

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 May 2008
  • The US has a wealth of state and federal laws intended to protect privacy, but what it doesn't have is a federal equivalent to the EU Data Protection Directive. There's even a law to protect ...

  • ICO gets a big stick!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 May 2008
  • The Criminal Justice Justice and Immigration Act has received Royal Assent. Why does this matter? Because it gives the Information Commissioners Office new powers to fine organisations that ...

  • Data Security Failings at DWP?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 09 May 2008
  • According to a Press Association report, the Department for Work and Pensions has allegedly been breaching its own security policies: Government staff have been sending out highly sensitive data in ...

  • Phorm public meeting

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 15 Apr 2008
  • Controversial online advertising service Phorm is holding an open meeting with its supporters and critics this evening.

  • Listen in, Directors: privacy matters

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Apr 2008
  • Not so long before, senior civil servants would have been able to shrug off such an incident and blame it on the system / a junior clerk / external suppliers / flawed systems inherited from the ...

  • Enigma, Ultra and Bletchley Park

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Apr 2008
  • Anyone with an interest in the history of cryptography and codebreaking will want to listen to l ast week's edition of The Reunion on BBC Radio 4 , in which a team of Bletchley Park employees ...

  • Phish fingers

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 10 Apr 2008
  • What's rather fun about this is they have no way to prove the dabs they get are legitimate, and nobody else can disprove them - not unless the individuals concerned publish their prints for ...

  • Phorm opens itself to independent scrutiny

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 09 Apr 2008
  • Richard also makes the wise point that there is a big difference between complying with the Data Protection Act and respecting privacy: the DPA provides a framework for managing personal ...