Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • The Bespoke Internet

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 20 Apr 2009
  • The controversial deep-packet inspection service offered by Phorm has been making the news again. But despite some of the hostile coverage that Phorm has received, there are possible benefits as ...

  • Set Your Videos: The Westminster Gravy Train

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 15 Apr 2009
  • If you haven't already done so, set your video, Sky+ or PVR to record Sunday's Dispatches on Channel 4. Heather Brooke, the UK's leading Freedom of Information expert, investigator and journalist, ...

  • The Dangers of DNA Databases

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 15 Apr 2009
  • Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the scientist behind the development of DNA testing methods used in modern policing, has attacked the government DNA database. Speaking to the BBC, he said: "My concern ...

  • First ID Cards Contracts Awarded

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 07 Apr 2009
  • The Identity and Passport Service has announced the award of the first two contracts under the National Identity Scheme. CSC has been awarded the £385m contract for Application and Enrolment, whist ...

  • And the Academy Award goes to... Osama Bin Laden

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Apr 2009
  • The Telegraph is reporting that in trials of facial recognition scanners at Manchester Airport, the machines had such difficulty recognising people against the facial image in their passport, that ...

  • The Value of Rubbish

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Apr 2009
  • I had a big clear-out of my attic over the weekend, and made in-roads into 15 years' worth of junk that had taken over the top of the house. Nothing exciting there (except for a mouse-filled Xmas ...

  • Streetview - the Public Fight Back

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 03 Apr 2009
  • Google has launched its Street View service in the UK to inevitable howls of protest about the privacy implications. Is it really such a big deal? And might customisation offer a compromise for all ...

  • How to Protect Your Data from Us

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 28 Mar 2009
  • The Department of Social Scrutiny has published its identity theft guide - compulsory reading for all concerned citizens.

  • Don't Bring Out the GIMP

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 19 Mar 2009
  • The government is once again bigging up the need for the proposed Interception Modernisation Programme (aka the GIMP) by arguing that it's essential to collect and retain all social networking ...

  • Government Scraps Coroners and Justice Clauses

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 19 Mar 2009
  • The government has announced that it will withdraw clauses 152-154 of the draft Coroners and Justice Bill in the face of a broadside of criticism from opposition parties, professional bodies and ...

  • Police Intelligence Fails on Data Transfers

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 12 Mar 2009
  • The BBC is reporting that a number of police authorities have admitted to data loss incidents and misuse of police computers by staff. Of these, the most disturbing is an incident involving Gwent ...

  • 419: The Next World Cup

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 11 Mar 2009
  • I've just received a cracking advance-fee fraud attempt that's trying to pitch leftover funds from some "sharp practice" in the stadium construction. I can't wait to see the first one claiming to ...

  • Identity and Privacy 2009

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 06 Mar 2009
  • I'm delighted to announce that Identity and Privacy 2009 will be held in London on 14th and 15th May 2009. [I trust you'll forgive the blatant plug for this event, but it's not often I do such a ...

  • An Advance-Fee Work of Art

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 04 Mar 2009
  • I don't normally bother reporting on spam emails, since we all accept them as part of the dot-com world. I assume that they must still work, otherwise the Lads from Lagos wouldn't keep sending ...

  • Rise of the Celebretariat

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 04 Mar 2009
  • In yet another chilling demonstration of the burgeoning 'us and them' culture that has developed in Westminster over recent years, MPs have voted for their home addresses to be kept secret and not ...

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