Identity, Privacy and Trust:

October, 2008

October 22, 2008  7:04 AM

Passports for phones: there’s a business opportunity here

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Data protection, identity cards, privacy, Surveillance

The Home Office has floated the idea of forcing anyone who wishes to purchase a mobile phone to provide a passport or equivalent before they can do so, and these details will be logged on a database for the purposes...

October 22, 2008  6:52 AM

Data laws hamper prisoner study

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.ico, Data protection, privacy, statistics

The BBC is reporting that the Data Protection Act has prevented researchers from finding out how many forces veterans have served time in civilian prisons.

Clearly this is a very legitimate and socially important piece of research,...

October 17, 2008  8:21 AM

Oppose the Communications Data Bill? Then you’re helping terrorists

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privacy, Surveillance

Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has defended plans for the Government's proposed Communications Data Bill - by saying that by not monitoring this traffic, it would be "giving a licence to terrorists to kill people". Whilst I...

October 15, 2008  10:07 AM

Concern over a giant database? You bet!

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privacy, Surveillance

Lord Carlisle, the government's reviewer of anti-terror legislation, has expressed his concerns about the proposed interception of data plans in the Communications Data Bill, which is set to go before Parliament in the next...

October 10, 2008  6:51 PM

100,000 – a magic number…

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data breach notification, incidents

Clearly 100,000 is the data loss number of the day - first EDS admits to losing details of 100,000 MoD personnel, then Deloitte confesses to losing a laptop containing details of its...

October 6, 2008  12:30 PM

Scientific American

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Dave has posted some excellent thoughts on this month's

October 6, 2008  11:45 AM

STBO: We don’t trust organisations with our personal data

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incidents, privacy

Ian's published an interesting piece on the breakdown in consumer trust of how our data is managed by organisations. There is, of course, an element of Statin' The...

October 1, 2008  7:42 PM

Phorm kicks off its next trial

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.ico, consent, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Online profiling and advertising exchange Phorm has started its next trial with partner BT. This stage of Phorm's rollout was enabled after City Police...

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