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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...


October 31, 2013  1:54 PM

The risky politics of open government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Edward Snowden, freedom of information, GCHQ, NSA, ODI, Open data

"Open" is the newly favoured word at the heart of government, and one that intrinsically connects politics and technology.

Prime minister David Cameron once promised us "the most open and transparent government in the world", and this week we are seeing both sides of that claim.


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