When IT Meets Politics:

February, 2013

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February 28, 2013  1:27 PM

Press cover on the result of the .UK consultation conceals more than it reveals

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Domain name, Fraud, Impersonation, ISOC, Nominet

The BBC news story about the shelving of the proposals  put forward by Nominet for consultation is accurate as...

February 25, 2013  8:09 PM

Should the penalty be for the data breach or for aiding and abetting fraud?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Business, Data breach, European Union, Identity fraud, Nominet, UK

I have just had interesting feed back from a number of CISOs on my posting on the EU data Protection Directive. Some are still stuck in the past,


February 25, 2013  6:19 PM

Can Big Data help balance the Budget?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, Fraud, HMRC, Home Office, immigration, India, London, NHS, ONS, privacy, Service delivery, UKBA, Universal Credit

I have been quite scathing about the quality of government data and the need for


February 25, 2013  1:45 PM

Will the EU Cybersecurity Directive do more good than harm?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, Davos, directive, EIF, ENISA, European Commission, European Union, Europol, IGF, ITU, PICTFOR

Cybersecurity is fashionable. Everyone must have an initiative: from the dozens of fragmented and competing schemes across the tribes of Whitehall, Washington or the Berlaymont , through the IGF and ITU, to the


February 24, 2013  12:17 PM

By targeting women you also get more productive men

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Employment, Flextime

I have just read the latest entry on WITSEND but my attempt to post a comment failed. The problem Kayleigh Bateman raises regarding accusations of feminism is not new. My prime...


February 20, 2013  5:38 PM

Justice in the Internet Age: The Questions asked by the Pryce Jury

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Internet, jury, London, Pryce

Further to my previous blog on Justice in the Internet Age , the questions asked by the Jury in Pryce case indicate that a Saxon...


February 20, 2013  2:10 PM

4G operators free to spend more on services and less on spectrum

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Ofcom, Telefónica, Vodafone

I am delighted with the news that the mobile operators will be able to spend more service and less on buying the privilege of investing £billions to help economic recovery by building a 21st Century infrastructure. BT's attempt to buy...


February 19, 2013  11:34 PM

What is the traditional telco model that is in “end game”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, AT&T, Broadband, bskyb, btgroup, Communications, DCMS, MacQuarrie, Marxism, Ofcom, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone

I was intrigued by a recent entry in BrokenTelephon3 which talked of "the end game for the traditional telco model". It was followed by comments attacking Ian Grant for confusingly juxtaposing...


February 18, 2013  11:56 AM

BT planning to buy EPSN from Disney: what does that say about UK Broadband Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, bskyb, BT, btgroup, Disney, ESPN


February 16, 2013  11:32 AM

Justice in the Internet Age: has trial by Ordeal passed its sell by date?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
british, Google, jury, Justice

The recent suicide of a victim while the Jury was deliberating helps add perspective to the recent debate on whether "


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