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April 7, 2016  5:36 PM

In the digital revolution, the Luddites are the ones in charge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Data protection, Luddites, privacy, Security

Between 1811 and 1813, English textile workers and weavers conducted a campaign of protests, sabotage and occasional rioting against the spread of new technology that threatened their livelihoods during the Industrial Revolution. At times they also tried to prevent lower-paid immigrants from...

February 5, 2016  10:53 AM

Privacy Shield is no solution for data protection – EU should put personal data in citizens’ hands

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, Database, Edward Snowden, European Commission, European Union, privacy, safe-harbour, snooping

Many US and European businesses no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when the European Commission announced it had agreed a basis for replacing the defunct Safe Harbour data...

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January 15, 2016  12:19 PM

The government’s patrician approach to privacy risks a spiral into ever greater surveillance

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Edward Snowden, Encryption, GCHQ, privacy, Security, snooping

It must be 15 years since the first time I wrote the phrase, "Privacy will be one of the defining challenges of the internet age". In the intervening years, that challenge has grown enormously.

Allied with privacy is trust, and it's clear nobody trusts a word the government has to say...


April 16, 2015  1:24 PM

The missing election manifesto promise – educating MPs on the UK’s digital opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Broadband, Conservatives, Data protection, GDS, innovation, Labour, privacy, Skills, tech startups

Who is going to be the big digital winner after the 2015 general election? Congratulations to anyone involved with smart ticketing on public transport - you're in for a good time....


January 16, 2015  11:09 AM

Privacy vs surveillance debate is nuanced and needs more education, less tribalism

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, Encryption, Hacking, privacy, RIPA, Security, snooping

It doesn't feel that long ago that the information security community were bemoaning the lack of attention they received from the government, national press and wider public. No danger of that happening now, is there?

Data protection, privacy and surveillance are leading front pages and...


October 31, 2014  11:51 AM

IT buyers must demand open standards as balance of power shifts in their favour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Integration, Interoperability, Microsoft, Windows

The old cliché about open standards has never been truer - that the great thing about them is there are so many to choose from.

Look at the Wikipedia page on the topic, for example. It lists 20 different definitions of what an...


February 18, 2014  12:03 PM

The lesson from the NHS Care.data row: You can’t keep privacy issues private any more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Care.data, Database, IT security, NHS, privacy

The rumbling, growing row over the NHS England Care.data service has become an instruction manual for how not to handle data privacy in the digital age.

For anyone not aware of the...


July 26, 2013  10:35 AM

What next for IT outsourcing as the mega-deals decline?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BPO, EDS, Gartner, Government IT, HP, Outsourcing, Ovum

The UK has long been hooked on IT outsourcing - far more than any of our European neighbours. But is that enthusiasm on the wane?

In recent weeks, market research from several analyst firms have proved contradictory.


June 10, 2013  4:39 PM

Morality and ethics – the ‘next big thing’ for IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, privacy, snooping, trust

Nobody in the IT profession can be disappointed that technology has become such a central part of the way we all live and work.

For anyone who has been in the industry for 10 or more years, it is fantastic to see IT taking its central place in business and society; for technology to...


October 8, 2012  12:58 PM

Why CIOs need to Like the Facebook way of IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Facebook, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, Supply Chain Management

This is a Powerpoint slide I've used a lot lately when I've been asked to give talks on the state of IT or "the next big thing", and it usually seems to raise a smile from the audience:

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