Identity, Privacy and Trust:

January, 2009


January 28, 2009  11:02 AM

The Personal Information Privacy Promise

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.ico, Data protection

The ICO has published the full list of organisations that have signed up to its new Personal Information Promise. The list, which is copies below, includes many household names, who...

January 28, 2009  7:28 AM

Data Privacy Day 2008

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news

Wednesday 28th January is Data Privacy Day across Europe. I'm normally somewhat cynical about this sort of thing, but this year the Information Commissioner has come up with a real gem of an idea - the


January 27, 2009  3:02 PM

This should be plainly obvious

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incidents

From the BBC technology website - does the government not notice that databases have a habit of getting breached?


January 23, 2009  7:28 AM

Home Office punished for prisoner data loss

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.ico, data breach notification, incidents

The Home Office has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner for last year's loss of 84,000 prisoner records on a memory stick issued to contractor PA Consulting. This is an important decision by the ICO, since it...


January 21, 2009  9:47 PM

MPs U-Turn on Expenses Disclosure

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freedom of information

The government took everyone by surprise today by not only dropping the 3-line whip on the bill to prevent disclosure of MPs' expenses, but also withdrawing the motion. Faced with a possible rebellion, the government very wisely...


January 21, 2009  9:28 AM

The Vote on MPs’ Expenses

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freedom of information

Tomorrow the House of Commons will vote on a statutory instrument to exempt MPs from declaring their detailed personal expenses. This is a disgraceful sidestepping of Freedom of Information laws that will undermine trust in our democratically elected representatives.


January 19, 2009  10:14 AM

Government proposes abandoning data sharing controls

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consent, Data protection, privacy, regulation

The "Coroners and Justice Bill" has been placed in front of Parliament. Does this sound a little irrelevant to a privacy article? Not if you look in the small print of the Bill...


January 15, 2009  8:46 PM

The Personal Information Promise

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.ico, Data protection, privacy

The Information Commissioner has announced the Personal Information Promise - a...

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January 13, 2009  7:13 PM

Precision and Proportionality Prevents Poor Privacy Policies

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.ico, privacy

The Information Commissioner has published a draft Code of Practice to address the problem of the poor-quality privacy notices that are all too common online, in...


January 12, 2009  1:08 PM

More reckless data loss from HMG

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data breach notification, incidents

The Telegraph reports that Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust has lost a data...


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