Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • Good News Week

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 08 Dec 2009
  • I've noticed a somewhat grumpy trend in my blogs over recent months: the problem is that there's so much to grumble about. Public sector appears to be in meltdown with accusations of ministers ...

  • Anti-protection racket

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 04 Dec 2009
  • The Information Assurance Advisory Council has been quoted as threatening government with a refusal to change existing contracts in order to comply with the requirements of the Hannigan review of ...

  • Feed me Alan, make me strong!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 27 Nov 2009
  • It had to happen sooner or later - the police have been accused of arresting people solely for the purposes of adding further 'suspects' to the National DNA Database. It's time to revisit why the ...

  • More on "The Identity Commissioner speaks - and drops the Home Office in it"

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Nov 2009
  • I wrote on the topic of the appointment of the new Identity Commissioner, and since then a comment has literally flooded in. I'm indebted to a spokesman for the Home Office, who writes: Today’s ...

  • RIPA tears up the right to remain silent

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 26 Nov 2009
  • Chris Williams of the Register has written an excellent analysis of the recent jailing of a schizophrenic man for refusal to release cryptographic keys to the police. This was a scenario foreseen ...

  • The Identity Commissioner speaks - and drops the Home Office in it

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 24 Nov 2009
  • Newly-appointed Identity Commissioner Sir Joseph Pilling has addressed the Home Affairs Committee in his first public appearance since taking up the post. What he had to say was interesting, and I ...

  • DLP and Privacy

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 20 Oct 2009
  • I attended a very good session at the RSA Conference Europe in London this afternoon, entitled "Privacy Concerns with Adopting DLP Technology". The panel, which comprised RSA's Katie Curtin-Mestre, ...

  • Fail to build it... and they will come (and rip us off)

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Oct 2009
  • The Evening Standard reports that PC World was asked to withdraw a £750 printer after the Met police "revealed it could produce replicas of the proposed new ID card and EU driving licenses." It's ...

  • My eyes have expired!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 03 Oct 2009
  • Returning from Spain yesterday, I thought I'd jump the queue by using the IRIS biometric entry system. It's been a while since I've used it, since on recent returns to the UK, the gateway has been: ...

  • IPS launches Public Panel and Experts Group

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 17 Sep 2009
  • The Identity and Passport Service has just launched a Public Panel and Experts Group. In their words: The Public Panels will provide an opportunity for IPS to have a conversation with the public ...

  • Surveillance State Kerplunk

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Sep 2009
  • The Conservatives have unveiled their plans for reversing the rise of the surveillance state. Seeking to pull the surveillance infrastructure out of government, their views are commendable, but it ...

  • Conservatives Reverse the Rise of the Surveillance State

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Sep 2009
  • The Conservatives will this morning describe their plans to reverse the rise of the surveillance state. Espousing three principles: that individuals, not the state, own personal information; that ...

  • Happy birthday, DNA fingerprinting

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 10 Sep 2009
  • DNA fingerprinting is 25 years old today. Speaking to the BBC, Professor Sir Alec Jeffrey, who pioneered the technique, called for the scrapping of innocent peoples' entries on the National DNA ...

  • Wonderful 419 Fraud Email

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 08 Sep 2009
  • Once in a while, a spam hits your inbox that raises a smile - which this one did. I've always rather liked Radisson hotels, but was particularly impressed with the list of jobs available in this ...

  • Banning the 'I' word

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Sep 2009
  • In the excellent Datonomy blog, Roger provides an interesting overview of the definition of 'Identity'. Arguing that it is about the autonomy of the data subject to control their personal data, he ...

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