Identity, Privacy and Trust:

January, 2009


January 8, 2009  8:37 AM

Protecting your personal information – permanently

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privacy, Security

Consumer magazine Which? has issued a paper on how to protect your personal data when disposing of IT hardware. Pointing out that fraudsters are accustomed to buying used kit on eBay and the like, then scouring discs for personal...

January 7, 2009  8:11 AM

BS10012 is available for comment

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Data protection

The British Standards Institute has published its draft BS 10012 "Specification for the management of personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998" for public comment. The creation of a data protection standard is an important...


January 5, 2009  6:44 PM

On the Internet, being a dog won’t keep you private from RIPA

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privacy, Surveillance

We're all aware of the famous New Yorker cartoon - "on the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog". However, that's about to come to an end if the latest application of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) comes to pass.


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