Identity, Privacy and Trust:

November, 2008

November 26, 2008  8:38 AM

Information Commissioner publishes Privacy by Design report

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Data protection

The Information Commissioner has published his Privacy by Design report.

Despite more than 20 years of data protection legislation in the UK and efforts to encourage the adoption of privacy friendly technologies and ways of working, progress...

November 25, 2008  10:35 AM

The ID Cards rollout commences – or does it?

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cards, identity

The Identity and Passport Service has confirmed that it will this week start issuing the first 'National ID Cards' to foreign nationals, with the objective of having 90% of foreign nationals in the UK registered by 2015.

I use the quotes on 'National ID Cards' since what is being issued...

November 24, 2008  2:59 PM

Identity Cards Secondary Legislation Consultation

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identity cards

The Identity and Passport Service has published a consultation on the draft secondary legislation for the National Identity Scheme. It's a substantial document (106 pages) with some fairly heavy content that I've yet to read properly, but I'm sure they'll still receive a fair few responses. I'll...

November 21, 2008  12:46 PM

Please no – not another security inquiry

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incidents, privacy, Security

Tory MP Grant Shapps has used the Freedom of Information Act to discover that the government lost 53 computers over the last year, and is demanding an inquiry. If this claim is to...

November 12, 2008  7:49 PM

I blame the old men

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So, last week we had the latest in a long line of data loss incidents: a member of Atos Origin's staff left user and password data for the Government Gateway in a pub car park. I look forward to hearing confirmation that both the...

November 12, 2008  10:28 AM

Crunch time for privacy?

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The credit crunch is beginning to bite hard - so much so that we're finally starting to refer to it as the recession that it really is. At a time when data loss incidents are still high on the media agenda, is the recession going to have a negative impact on privacy?

November 11, 2008  7:52 AM

Another data loss?

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Newsbiscuit is reporting that a book containing the names and telephone numbers of hundreds of thousands of people has been discovered on a doorstep.

[Another classic from Newsbiscuit, which is...

November 6, 2008  12:07 PM

Home Secretary Launches ID Cards Response to Consultation

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identity cards

The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, is currently hosting a press conference to launch the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008: Response to Consultation.

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November 5, 2008  2:31 PM

Home Secretary to Publish ID Cards Consultation Response

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identity cards

Tomorrow morning the Home Secretary will publish the government's response to the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008. The document, which is expected to outline the issues raised by consultees, and to address those issues where appropriate, should make for interesting reading. I'll be...

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