When IT Meets Politics:

data retention


April 17, 2012  11:07 AM

Is EURIM about to become the Digital Single Market champion?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC iPlayer, Data protection, data retention, Eurim, London

The draft Data Protection Regulation contains "necessary ambiguities" in order to achieve agreement on "harmonisation". Those ambiguities create yet more legal and regulatory uncertainty confusion of the type that make its easier to organise cross border transactions via services based in the USA....

July 22, 2011  4:01 PM

Lessons from Hackgate: 2) Data leaks via people not technology

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
data retention, Eurim, hackgate, RIPA, Wetware

Much of the debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers, Data Retention, ID cards, Medical Records et al centres on who could/should be trusted to authorise access to what. Those with little experience of how Magistrates and Courts authorise warrants and maintain their records...


August 16, 2008  12:38 PM

Big Brother Database or Sensible Precaution

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
data retention, RIPA

The consultation on the updating of the legislation to require "communications data" to be retained in order to aid possible investigations came shortly after the announcement of proposals to centralise the storage of such data. The result has been a predictable wave of...


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