Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • Data losses in Borsetshire

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Feb 2008
  • For a while now I've been waiting for the issue of data losses to permeate the popular media. ... This is likely to be their own data Chernobyl (perhaps a better metaphor here might be the 'data ...

  • Identity goes mainstream

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 25 Feb 2008
  • The Economist is carrying an interview with Microsoft's Kim Cameron , their Identity Architect and the powerhouse behind Windows Cardspace. Kim is quite possibly the most influential identity ...

  • Haemorrhaging personal data

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 20 Feb 2008
  • If it was encrypted and in the possession of an Irish national then it was probably legal for it to be there, but why did all that information need to be gathered on a single disk? I suspect that ...

  • How many identities do I have?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 19 Feb 2008
  • For three years I lived in Hong Kong, where it is impossible to obtain a financial product without first presenting a local ID card. It’s a very easy environment to live in; no running around with ...

  • What is privacy anyway?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 18 Feb 2008
  • But we want to know we could be left alone in a given context: I’m happy to be called by family & friends at weekends, but have no interest in receiving calls from double glazing firms. ...We ...

  • Think twice before you start printing your own currency

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Feb 2008
  • I must confess that I thought this to be an urban myth, or something dreamt up in a Tom Clancy novel, but clearly I was wrong: many colour laser printers and photocopiers print a hidden 'bar code' ...

  • More on data loss compensation - would $54m do?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 12 Feb 2008
  • This demonstrates a serious point about data loss that is very useful for explaining the importance of privacy, which goes something like this: ...And what about if it contains your bank records, ...

  • Government paying out data loss compensation? Surely not

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Feb 2008
  • Now, I am in no way suggesting that this service may simply be selling form letters that are available for free from the Information Commissioner , but I would be staggered if HMRC pays out so much ...

  • How to rip me off

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Feb 2008
  • In the auction for a Sony laptop (which has already been pulled by eBay), the seller has provided an analysis of how to rip him off for the value of the laptop. I've come close to being defrauded ...

  • Does minimal disclosure provide maximum protection?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 08 Feb 2008
  • For example, a debit card tells a retailer my name, card number, bank account number and sort code, signature, with whom I bank (and hence a good guess at my nationality), when I expect to receive ...

  • Biometric travel controls at Heathrow T5

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 04 Feb 2008
  • So long as the risks of function creep and unauthorised data sharing are properly managed, the biometric security system seems to be privacy-friendly.

  • Garlik honoured as technology pioneers at Davos

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 04 Feb 2008
  • At last we're seeing the finance community recognise the importance of privacy and identification to the global economy.

  • The half-life of personal information

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Feb 2008
  • It will be impossible to know, but there's a trail of unauthorised personal information out there, spread around like polonium-210 and it is only as the value of that data decays over time that we ...

  • The risks of social networking

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Jan 2008
  • He had no reason to know that it could be accessed 'in just three clicks' from his site, but clearly the authorities expect him to police his friends as well as his students. Apparently the ...

  • Context and CCTV

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Jan 2008
  • But there's also 'bad' use of CCTV, and that's where the use of cameras is excessive (too many cameras), disproportionate (cameras where they're simply not needed) or out of context, and it's audio ...

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