When IT Meets Politics:

April, 2008


April 24, 2008  8:24 AM

What is good practice? Directors’ Guides published

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Governance, information assurance, legislation, regulation

There in no excuse for permanent secretaries and senior responsible owners to ignore "The Directors' Guides to Managing Information Risk" published yesterday. Each of the eight guides follows the format a Churchillian "prayer": "pray let me know on one sheet of paper ..."

April 23, 2008  10:21 AM

Death by Data Protection III: paralysis from the top.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, Information security

Yesterday at Infosec the Information Commisioner said that the Cabinet Secretary's Review was expected to be focussed on "issues of accountability and governance", indicating that the heads of departments would be personally responsible in the event of serious data breaches. But where is the...


April 11, 2008  6:26 PM

e-dictatorships versus e-anarchy – national and global?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
e-Inclusion

I have agreed to chair the session on "Ethical aspects related to the use of government on-line services" at the European Commission workshop on "Ethics and e-Inclusion" in early May. In parallel I am mapping "issues and players" for the new UK Internet Governance Forum. As with climate change it...


April 9, 2008  3:40 PM

Making the user voice heard

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim

Last night was the annual Computer Weekly 500 reception with EURIM, hosted by the Earl of Erroll. The Cholmondeley Room and House of Lords Terrace were even more packed than in previous years - with the happy hum of intense lobbying.


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