Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • Jailed for defending his privacy?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Oct 2010
  • Online child protection is all over the news this week, with the resignation of Jim Gamble of CEOP (and part of his team) being rued by mainstream media, and welcomed by ISPs. However, a lower ...

  • The Computer Weekly Blog Awards

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 21 Sep 2010
  • It's that time of year again - Computer Weekly's annual blog awards are now open for nominations. You can nominate your favourite blogs under categories that include: CIO/IT director IT consultant ...

  • You can outsource responsibility, but not accountability

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 25 Aug 2010
  • Yesterday saw an announcement by the Financial Services Authority that the UK arm of Zurich Insurance Plc has agreed a record-breaking fine of £2.4m as a result of losing 46,000 customer records. ...

  • Global village idiots

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 29 Jul 2010
  • As adults we fret that the re-appearance of a photo of teenage high spirits (i.e. that one wearing nothing but a pair of pants on your head and a winning smile) may come back to haunt us, but ...

  • When business trumps privacy

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Jul 2010
  • The BBC reports that the financial failure of gay teenager magazine XY, and its associated database, has given rise to a painful privacy conundrum: what happens to the database of registered site ...

  • Sensible guidance for school sports days

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Jul 2010
  • In a world where it's quite possible for minors to be arrested for taking pictures of parades on Armed Forces Day, parents go crying to the press when their children are accidentally phtographed ...

  • There, but for the grace of Dave and Nick...

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Jun 2010
  • Do you remember the UK ID Cards scheme? You know, the government's promised 'gold standard' of identity? The unforgeable, unbeatable, genius of authentication that was promised to do anything you ...

  • Backfiring biometrics

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Jun 2010
  • I've written on a number of occasions about the fallibility of biometrics as a trusted means to find or identify an individual. Setting aside problems with the mathematics of biometrics and ...

  • An experiment in location transparency

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 09 Jun 2010
  • Please excuse the lack of posts recently - I've been preparing for an experiment in locational privacy. On 12th June I will set off from John O'Groats to cycle 1,000 miles to Land's End in aid of ...

  • The end is the beginning

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 12 May 2010
  • The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have published their coalition agreement. This includes the following key lines: 10. Civil liberties The parties agree to implement a full programme of ...

  • The First 100 Days?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 12 May 2010
  • It's a bright, sunny morning. Finally, we have a new government. I'm excited. I've a strong sense that a Conservative-Liberal coalition could be the best possible election outcome for the UK: a ...

  • A Coalition for Consent?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 May 2010
  • At some point in the next few hours, we're likely to find out the shape of the next government. I deliberately avoided commenting on my political preferences in the run-up to the election, ...

  • Erasing David

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 29 Apr 2010
  • Tonight is the premiere of David Bond's new film 'Erasing David,' which will also be shown on More 4 at 10pm on 4th May. If you have any doubt in your mind about whether we have already sleepwalked ...

  • Gissa proper National ID Card

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 27 Apr 2010
  • One of the biggest flaws in the National ID Scheme's architecture is its failure to support peer-to-peer authentication in any meaningful way. The government has promoted it as a way to interact ...

  • Technology Strategy Board - Trusted Services Competition

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 07 Apr 2010
  • The Technology Strategy Board has allocated up to £8m to invest in highly innovative collaborative research and development projects in the area of trusted services. The tools, techniques and ...

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