Identity, Privacy and Trust:

September, 2008


September 30, 2008  9:11 PM

Tories confirm they will scrap ContactPoint

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consent, identity, Projects, Surveillance

Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that the Tories will scrap ContactPoint - aka the Children's Index - if they win the next election.

September 30, 2008  9:36 AM

Barclaycard fined for silent calls

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consent, privacy, regulation, Spam

Ofcom has fined Barclaycard the maximum possible £50,000 for silent calling - the practice of using autodiallers to call phone numbers but not connecting the line...


September 25, 2008  8:15 AM

Foreign national ID cards will be unveiled

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identity cards

According to the BBC, the Identity and Passport Service is set to unveil the first ID cards. These will be issued to non-EU students and marriage visa holders, and are in fact issued under the UK Borders Act rather than the...


September 25, 2008  7:57 AM

EnCoRe – Ensuring consent and revocation

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consent, revocation

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Technology Strategy Board have announced a substantial investment in three privacy research projects, one of which is EnCoRe - Ensuring Consent...


September 22, 2008  8:27 AM

Freedom not fear

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privacy, Surveillance

William has kindly brought the forthcoming Freedom not Fear protest day to my attention. As the site says:

"Surveillance mania is spreading. Governments and...


September 17, 2008  8:40 PM

Farcical data breach notification laws

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data breach notification, incidents, privacy

MEPs are set to approve the data breach notification component of the forthcoming European ePrivacy Directive. The new provision will make it mandatory for website providers to disclose to...


September 14, 2008  3:52 PM

Government faces ID Cards setback

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identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has suffered a setback in its planned rollout of ID cards, in the form of a vote by the Trades Union Congress to resist the National...

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September 11, 2008  1:57 PM

UK Census 2011 contract awarded

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identity

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin has been awarded the £150m contract to manage the 2011 Census in the UK. Lockheed, which was competing with T-Systems for the bid, ran the 2001 Census. The bid process wasn't without incident;...


September 10, 2008  1:37 PM

Contractor changes at the Identity and Passport Service

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identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has been making changes to its contractor line-up. PA Consulting Group has had its JTrack contract terminated as a result of losing a memory stick...


September 2, 2008  4:41 PM

Data breach notification is not the solution

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.ico, Data protection

The value of a US-style data breach notification law is questionable. Once notified of a breach, there is little that the data subject can do but remain alert to potential frauds. With the volume of incidents in...


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