When IT Meets Politics:

privacy

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June 6, 2017  3:14 PM

Exiling hate preachers to the dark corners of the Internet is a win win strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Theresa May", GDPR, Google, Internet, PKI, privacy, Surveillance, WannaCry

The supposed "controversy"  over the Prime Minister's

May 15, 2017  12:16 PM

Exploiting “Fake News” – GCHQ and the Cyber Cartel

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrime, FIPR, GCHQ, NCA, NHS, privacy, Surveillance, Windows 7, XP

It is now apparent, from sources like the FIPR alerts, that the damage inflicted on NHS systems by Wannacry was much more localised than at first...


July 2, 2016  1:44 PM

Putting the IT into BrexIT: what do we (and they) really want?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Data protection, IPR, privacy, Skills, TTIP

We have heard much regurgitation of pre-referendum positions, interspersed with "firing from the hip" from those determined to preserve the past from the future.


June 25, 2016  3:57 PM

What effect will Brexit have on the ICT industries and professions?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Banks, Brexit, Broadband, Data centres, Data protection, fibre, Fintech, investment, Legacy systems, privacy, reform, Security, Skills, Smart phones, Switzerland

After the meeting of the European Council next week we will have a clearer idea of whether the Brexit vote will lead to a positive relationship with a reformed European Confederation. If


May 26, 2016  12:30 PM

Will our failure to unravel the politics of privacy, security and choice cost more than Brexit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Big Data, Brexit, Encryption, FBI, Google, Internet, Microsoft, privacy, Security

Effective pan-EU co-operation to redress the balance and build confidence in safer, more secure on-line world could have a bigger impact on our wallets than the putative benefits or costs of Brexit because the dominant Internet companies of the US West coast appear


May 21, 2016  5:29 PM

The battle for the heart of the Internet: advertisers versus users

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Bloatware, cloud, confidence, Facebook, Google, Internet, Net Neutrality, NSA, privacy, router, Snowden, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The pledges in the Queen's Speech to use the proposed Digital Economy Bill to empower consumers and protect citizens (and their children) in the on-line world...


May 14, 2016  3:26 PM

Consumers trust neither Big Data nor Telcos/ISPs

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Data protection, privacy, Surveillance, trust, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The Vodafone survey "Big Data: a European Survey on the opportunities and risks of data analytics" shows that Europeans do not like the idea of ceding control over personal...


January 10, 2016  1:35 PM

Investigatory Powers and Civil Liberties in practice: “Think of Cicero as Al Capone’s Pocket Lawyer”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Governance, IOCA, privacy, RIPA, Surveillance

My blog yesterday on the Scrambling for Safety event has been criticised for focusing on governance and safeguards rather than the powers themselves. Perhaps I should explain why....


January 28, 2015  11:12 AM

Will Companies’ House liability for damages help trigger better approach to identity governance?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BCS, Cabinet office, Data governance, Data protection, Google, privacy, Surveillance, Yahoo, Zoopla

We have much debate about information security and data protection but far more harm is caused because accurate information is not available when and where it is needed. The Cabinet Office "liability avoidance" approach to identity and authorisation policy has long been driven by the need to...


July 21, 2014  10:39 AM

Why does the Bletchley Park Trust wish to airbrush Colossus out of history?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Bletchley, Colossus, GCHQ, guardian, museum, national museum of computing, privacy, Spycatcher, Surveillance

The Daily Mail press cover for the visit of the Duchess of Cambridge to Bletchley
includes a photograph of


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