Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2010

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 31 Mar 2010
  • Please excuse the off-topic posting, but it's time for the annual charity event. Those of you whom I've pestered for sponsorship before will know that for the past three years I've cycled from my ...

  • Privacy, Data Protection and Security - Post UK Election

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 31 Mar 2010
  • As the country goes to the polls, the three main parties have committed to specific policies on Privacy, Data Protection and Security. In particular, the Conservatives have promised radical reform ...

  • Information - Assurance or Atrophy?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Mar 2010
  • Over the past few years the Government’s reputation for Information Assurance (IA) – managing the risks associated with information handling – has taken a beating. Individual incidents and serious ...

  • Google hiring bond traders

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 23 Mar 2010
  • Google is reported to be recruiting bond traders. So what? They're a big company, they doubtless have a corporate treasury function (although being Google they've probably come up with a much more ...

  • Shome mishtake shurely?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Mar 2010
  • A very unpleasant little amendment to the Licensing Act (2003) is in front of Ministers for approval as a Statutory Instrument (SI). If you're not familiar with the process, a SI is a delegated ...

  • The Annuality Agenda

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 18 Mar 2010
  • The financial year end is nearly upon us. In a couple of weeks' time, government departments are expected to draw a line under many of their existing procurement contracts and move to a new budget ...

  • Why seals don't always perform

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 02 Mar 2010
  • The US Federal Trade Commission has just found so-called privacy and security certification service ControlScan guilty of failing to monitor the practices of its certified sites. In their ...

  • RSA Conference Europe opens call for speakers

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Mar 2010
  • The RSA Conference Europe is now accepting calls for papers for the conference on 12-14 October in London. I've always found the event to be a great mix of security, identity and privacy content, ...

  • Italian Court Convicts Google Execs

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Feb 2010
  • An Italian court has flown in the face of the convention by convicting four Google executives - including Peter Fleischer, Google's Global Privacy Counsel - over a YouTube video that showed the ...

  • Government backs down on increased data theft penalties

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Feb 2010
  • The Ministry of Justice has once again dropped plans to increase penalties against those who recklessly or deliberately misuse personal information. As part of its response to the Data Sharing ...

  • More silliness about body scanners

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Feb 2010
  • The Nudatrons* are back in the news again, as the Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned that their use in UK airports may be illegal, with a primary concern about how individuals might be ...

  • Think your web browsing's anonymous? Think again.

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 04 Feb 2010
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched an interesting new project to highlight just how hard it is to avoid being tracked online. The project is based upon information theory - using ...

  • Magistrates' details sent to prison

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 21 Jan 2010
  • It doesn't particularly concern me as anyone can look in the phone book and find my name, but some magistrates could be really worried - there will be those who will be terrified.

  • ICO gains new powers to fine organisations

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 15 Jan 2010
  • The Information Commissioner has confirmed that from April he will have new powers to fine organisations up to £500,000 for wilful or reckless misuse of personal information. Actions likely to ...

  • Attack of the Nudatrons

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Jan 2010
  • The attempted Y-Front bombing of a US-bound flight by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas Day has been the dominant international news story of the past few weeks. The repercussions for privacy ...

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