Identity, Privacy and Trust:

April, 2008

April 23, 2008  9:09 AM

Identity systems will save the world

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At Monday's Enterprise Privacy Group meeting, a debate arose around the value of identity management - and in particular the Identity Metasystem - in the grand scheme of human endeavour. Why do we fret about identity when there are lots of apparently...

April 22, 2008  8:50 AM

Why I won’t be at Infosecurity (but there’s a competition if you are)

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Infosecurity starts today, and it will doubtless be the biggest, busiest and boldest conference yet. So why am I feeling rather underwhelmed at the prospect?

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April 21, 2008  8:47 AM

Environment Agency takes phishing rather too literally?

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consent, Data protection, incidents, privacy

A friend's application for an angling license reveals may reveal that the Environment Agency is either sloppy with its personal data or is deliberately obfuscating its privacy policies. If government is to build trust in its management of personal information, then these 'small...

April 18, 2008  7:17 PM

The battle for the Internet

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consent, privacy, Surveillance

I'm going to draw a line under my Phorm commentary. They've opened up their plans to a privacy expert,

April 18, 2008  7:12 PM

Laptop privacy on the train

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
privacy, technologies

As one of the unfortunate millions who has to commute, I use my laptop on the train, and sometimes don't want the person next to me looking at what's on the screen. To date, I've used an excellent 3M Privacy Filter, but...

April 15, 2008  8:04 PM

The Telegraph’s Matt on Surveillance

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A fantastic surveillance cartoon by Matt.

April 15, 2008  8:39 AM

Phorm public meeting

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consent, identity, Surveillance, technologies

High-profile online advertising service Phorm is holding an open meeting with its supporters and critics this evening. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Ian Brown, and speakers include

April 14, 2008  10:49 AM

Listen in, Directors: privacy matters

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consent, incidents, privacy

Tony reports that the board of HM Revenue & Customs has been suspended...

April 13, 2008  1:30 PM

Enigma, Ultra and Bletchley Park

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Anyone with an interest in the history of cryptography and codebreaking will want to listen to last week's edition of The Reunion on BBC Radio 4, in which a team of Bletchley Park employees reminisce about their work and its...

April 10, 2008  10:05 AM

Phish fingers

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Biometrics, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

The past few days have seen the emergence of a new attack group - phish fingers. After the Chaos Computer Club published a fingerprint of a German minister, there's a reward out for fingerprints from the UK Prime Minister and Home Secretary.

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