Identity, Privacy and Trust:

March, 2008


March 26, 2008  4:38 PM

Heathrow Terminal 5 Suspends Biometrics

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Biometrics

BAA has confirmed that London Heathrow's Terminal 5 will not be using fingerprint biometric controls when it opens, due to concerns raised by Privacy International and the Information Commissioner.

March 26, 2008  4:14 PM

RFID: Doing things against the law is against the law (in Washington anyway)

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consent, privacy

A new bill introduced in the state of Washington has outlawed the use of RFID technologies for malicious purposes. Anyone caught scanning a person remotely "without his or her...


March 26, 2008  3:47 PM

Pay by Touch: Consumers Blow a Big Raspberry to Biometric Payments

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Biometrics

Back in 2006 the MidCounties Cooperative made the news when it introduced "Pay by Touch" - a system to allow shoppers to pay for their purchases at the checkout using a pre-registered fingerprint biometric. The scheme...


March 24, 2008  11:24 AM

The cost of privacy: biometrics at London Heathrow T5

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Biometrics, CCTV, consent, identity, privacy, Security, Surveillance, technologies

London Heathrow's new Terminal 5 is back in the news: the Information Commissioner is investigating BAA's use of biometric security controls. But this fight isn't about security, it's about economics.


March 14, 2008  11:36 AM

Will one have one’s biometrics taken?

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Biometrics, identity, Security

Her Majesty the Queen is opening London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. I've written about the biometric security controls at the new terminal before, and am waiting to see whether the...


March 14, 2008  10:50 AM

The other big identity story – Microsoft acquires Credentica

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identity, privacy, technologies

With all the fuss about the National Identity Scheme and the publication of Sir James Crosby's report, much of the media missed last week's other big identity story. Microsoft has purchased Credentica, and this could be a significant step forward for 'privacy positive' identity systems.


March 13, 2008  9:34 PM

Privacy bears its fangs for Phorm

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consent, Data protection, privacy, technologies

Newcomer Phorm has ignited a row about online privacy. It's an old debate that's being brought back into the news by new technology, but the impact on Phorm's share price demonstrates the power of privacy concerns.


March 10, 2008  7:17 PM

Analysing the State of Play for ID Cards

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Biometrics, consent, identity, identity cards, privacy

Now that the dust has settled on the publication of the IPS 2008 Delivery Plan and Sir James Crosby's report, what are the implications for the National Identity Scheme?
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March 6, 2008  2:38 PM

A big day for the National Identity Scheme

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Biometrics, consent, identity cards, privacy, Security

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has just published the government's new Delivery Plan for the National Identity Scheme, and HM Treasury has released the long awaited Crosby report. Here's a summary of the key points at a packed press conference.


March 6, 2008  7:43 AM

Last in line for the DNA database

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Biometrics, consent, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

A little while ago, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) renewed the debate about building a compulsory DNA database for all UK citizens. The Home Office has rejected this idea, and two individuals are challenging the existing of the UK DNA database at the European Court of Human...


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