When IT Meets Politics:

June, 2009


June 29, 2009  5:17 PM

An overdue outbreak of common sense: “Safeguarding your Identity”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Identity governance

Further to my blog this morning, I have just been given a link to the notice launching the new...

June 28, 2009  5:08 PM

Who “owns” your identity and your personal data?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

HMG appears about to admit that federated identity management is inevitable, if only because none of the tribes of Whitehall can agree to use a system controlled by another tribe. Meanwhile 

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June 17, 2009  9:22 AM

Digital Britain – charge the Elephant not the dying donkey

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Google, Resilience

The Digital Britain Report contains much that is to be welcomed and it will be unfortunate if debate focuses on the weakest section: the proposals for funding the roll out of broadband, particularly the levy on the local loop. The Internet advertisers, who will benefit most appear...


June 16, 2009  4:49 PM

Digital Britain: may you be given what you ask for?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

I have not yet read the full Digital Britain report but have found the section I was told to look for but not refernce until after publication. Chapter 7 on Digital Security, Page 197 paragraph 36 is a...


June 16, 2009  12:54 PM

Digital Britain and the Elephant on the Network

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Google

Part of the driving force behind the Digital Britain report is the way in which search engines and social and gaming networks based outside the UK are draining the advertising and content revenues that previously funded every broadcaster and publisher other than the BBC. 


June 4, 2009  10:19 AM

Good practice or legal practice in Data Guardianship

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
bebo, Eurim, Facebook, FIPR, Garlik, Google, RIPA

The mild criticism of the new BCS Personal Data Guardianship Code in the Register reveals the practical need for the code. I believe it is good practice...


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