Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • Don't talk to us about security

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Aug 2009
  • The Home Office has refused to meet with Adam Laurie, the researcher who demonstrated an attack on the Foreign National ID Card last week. "...the Home Office again refused to see the ...

  • The business case for privacy

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Aug 2009
  • The Information Commissioner's Office has commissioned a study into the business case for privacy. Building on the Privacy by Design report, this project seeks to research and develop an easily ...

  • Palm Pre Phone Home

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Aug 2009
  • The BBC reports that Palm's long-awaited next-generation handset, the Pre, has been returning system and location data to Palm without users being aware or giving consent. Developer Joey Hess ...

  • Has the ID Card been hacked?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Aug 2009
  • Last week the Daily Mail published a feature piece in which it claimed that security expert Adam Laurie had managed to hack an ID Card in 12 minutes. The Home Office rubbished the article and ...

  • So much for the rule of law?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Aug 2009
  • I was very disturbed to read the Guardian's claim that the police have been instructed by the Home Office to ignore the European Court's ruling that the UK DNA Database breaches human rights law, ...

  • A week when databases go bad

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Aug 2009
  • Apologies for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks, I've been taking a break that included cycling to Paris and living in the woods for 10 days. In reviewing the mountain of news items that ...

  • London to Paris - double our sponsorship!

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 17 Jul 2009
  • Please forgive the off-topic post. Next week I will set out on the 400 miles ride from Hampshire up to London, then back to Paris via Portsmouth/St Malo. I'm part of a team cycling in aid of Action ...

  • New CPS paper lays out possible Conservative ID policy

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Jul 2009
  • Centre-right think tank the Centre for Policy Studies has published a new paper that sets out a vision for IT policy under a Conservative government. Written by technologist and Conservative ...

  • Struggling with connectivity

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Jul 2009
  • Robin points out that the 118800 mobile phone directory service has been suspended. Operators Connectivity claim that the suspension is to allow revisions to the beta version of the service, but ...

  • Increased fees for Data Protection notification

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Jul 2009
  • Datonomy reports on the new fee levels being set by the ICO for Data Protection notification. Small organisations won't see any hike from the existing £35 annual fee (free in certain cases), but ...

  • Practical Privacy Impact Assessments

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Jul 2009
  • Sorry about the extended break from blogging - I've been away in the woods on a Bushcraft course, so no phone or email for me - but we're back to normal service now. I spoke on the topic of ...

  • ID Cards: Communications Genius in Action

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 01 Jul 2009
  • I'd like to offer my congratulations to the Communications team at the Identity and Passport Service for successfully pulling off one of the most audacious and downright clever pieces of media ...

  • Scottish government reiterates opposition to ID Cards

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Jun 2009
  • It would be good to see the lessons being learned in Scotland replicated across the rest of the UK, rather than being rejected by the government. In the meantime, Scotland appears to be well on the ...

  • Tories to ID Cards suppliers: don't sign the contracts

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 17 Jun 2009
  • Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling appeared briefly on this morning's Today programme to ask the five framework suppliers under the National Identity Service - CSC, EDS, Fujitsu, IBM, Thales - to ...

  • Digital Britain: Is that it?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Jun 2009
  • The Digital Britain report is out, and I'm glad I didn't hold my breath waiting for it. Ian has summarised the main recommendations, which appear to consist of propping up unsustainable copyright ...

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