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May 15, 2012  3:20 PM

Sackings mount over DWP data leaks

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
dwp, Government IT, IT and security, local government, privacy

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June 29, 2011  8:30 AM

How Gov aimed to exploit personal data trade

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, dwp, Government IT, ID cards, IDv2.0, privacy

The £3bn trade in tip-offs about people caught in car accidents has exposed the seedy side of the personal data market. Seedier still are draft government plans to cash in on this bonanza when it ought to be sticking to the Tory manifesto promise to give people a right to call the shots over...


January 12, 2011  8:17 AM

Advisers foretold ID’s doom

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, government and PR, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, poor communications, privacy, project failures, transparency and accountability

The Identity Card Scheme offers a lesson in the infeasibility of IT systems held to political ransom. The cost of failure was too high for the Labour government. So the Home Office pressed on Quixotically with the system, despite never overcoming its critical weaknesses.

The picture...


November 1, 2010  9:20 PM

Papers please!

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, politics, privacy, £6bn Tory savings

The House of Lords has been scrapping Identity Cards this last fortnight. Sort of.

It's not simply a matter of "scrap the ID scheme", as the coalition government promised. It's like one of those...


October 22, 2010  3:07 PM

ID v2.0 – the ConDem Pitch

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, local government, privacy

Want to know how the Identity Scheme will look under the ConDems?

Mydex, the company providing the technology for the government pilots* spelled...


June 22, 2010  11:03 AM

Microsoft launches HealthVault – your personal health record?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Data sharing, privacy

Microsoft is today launching HealthVault in the UK, a personal health data repository which has the...


May 26, 2010  2:06 PM

Summary Care Records – too big to fail?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, privacy, project failures, Project management


"Given that [the Summary Care Record scheme] is not particularly effective at improving health care, the project has to be seen to be a success in some other way."

Emma Byrne is one of the authors of a...


May 10, 2010  5:30 AM

Tell your GP a secret – and 900 council staff may have access to it

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Data sharing, database state, NPfIT, Outsourcing, privacy



                 - Elizabeth Dove's visit to her GP for depression may be an open secret on the Isle of  Wight,  since  966 council staff have access to her medical data. 966 is about 1%...


April 29, 2010  9:50 AM

Could Gov’t misuse Summary Care Records for self-serving reasons?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
politics, privacy

Dr Phil Peverley, a GP in Sunderland, writes in Pulse:

"...The Times, on 11 April, reported that the...


April 28, 2010  9:00 AM

“Rare” bug in iSoft software led to mix-up of patient data

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Outsourcing, privacy


Computerworld New Zealand reports that a bug in an iSoft application used at Gisborne Hospital led to patient details being displayed under someone else's record.
 
The report says that a bug in


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