Identity, Privacy and Trust:

July, 2008

July 30, 2008  7:13 AM

Government’s own report calls for removal of innocents’ data from DNA database

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Biometrics, consent, Data, Data protection, Surveillance, technologies

The Human Genetics Commission has published a report that calls for radical changes to the national DNA database (NDNAD), including the transfer of control away from the government, and the erasure of records relating to individuals who have not been...

July 29, 2008  4:06 PM

So long as it doesn’t affect us…

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The Foreign Office has reported the theft of 3,000 blank passports from a van that was taking them from the printing works in Manchester. The documents were blank and had not had any data imprinted on the embedded RFID chips, so the...

July 28, 2008  5:32 PM

The return of fingerprinting at ports

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Biometrics, consent, Data protection, Surveillance

The Register is reporting that the UK Borders Agency is showing a renewed interest in fingerprinting passengers at ports and airports. The intention is apparently to introduce biometric checks in those areas where...

July 22, 2008  10:06 AM

Aux Champs Elysees

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Apologies to all for the lack of posting recently, it's been silly season in preparation for the summer - but finally that's here! Today I depart for a 350-mile cycle ride to London and then on to Paris, in aid of Action Medical Research and Riding for the Disabled. The team has raised well over...

July 8, 2008  4:05 PM

Reputational failure

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identity, technologies

Online auction house eBay's reputation-driven trust scheme is a much-admired and much-emulated model. Or at least, it was until recently when eBay made a significant change to its operation.

July 3, 2008  9:49 PM

So long YouTube, it was nice knowing you

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A US Court has ordered YouTube to hand over logs of the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video using the service. By favouring copyright over privacy, it has dealt a blow...

July 2, 2008  3:06 PM

Computer Weekly Blog Awards

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identity, privacy, Security

The Computer Weekly blog awards are now accepting voting. There are some great blogs in there, but I'd like to suggest you take a look at a few of my favourites:

- Dave Birch (Consult Hyperion, Digital Identity Forum)...

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