Identity, Privacy and Trust:

February, 2009

February 26, 2009  4:06 PM

RSA Conference Europe 2009

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The RSA Conference Europe 2009 has published its call for speakers. It's a great event for security professionals to learn and network, and remember that if your paper is accepted you gain free access, which can't be bad in these cash-strapped times.

February 26, 2009  10:08 AM

NTHNTF: More mythbusing

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freedom, privacy

I'm indebted to William van Zwanenberg, who has provided such a detailed and extensive comment on yesterday's "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear" (NTHNTF) article that is merits a blog entry in its own right. William's piece is below - many thanks indeed!

February 25, 2009  9:07 PM

Debunking a myth: If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear

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The idea that an individual can live in a surveillance society with nothing to fear so long as they have nothing to hide may, on the face of it, appear attractive. For those of us who think of ourselves as 'honest' - we pay our taxes, don't commit murders and are loyal to our partners - why...

February 25, 2009  7:31 PM

Biometrics and Privacy

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Biometrics, privacy, Projects

I spoke today at a Social Market Foundation event on biometrics. The keynote was Prof James Wayman, who was exceptionally fluent and interesting on the topic, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him talking openly about the abilities and...

February 25, 2009  12:16 PM

The Convention on Modern Liberty

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I'd like to draw your attention to one of the most important civil liberties events of this - or any other - year. The Convention on Modern Liberty is a series of events running around the UK this Saturday 28th February. The main event is in London,...

February 24, 2009  9:17 AM

Coroners & Justice: Government “retreat” is an ambush

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Data protection, legislation

The Independent reports that Justice Secretary Jack Straw is planning to amend the data sharing provisions of the Coroners & Justice Bill when it...

February 21, 2009  8:56 PM

Coroners & Justice – is this what it’s all about?

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Data protection, legislation

I wish there were an emoticon for <slaps forehead with one hand whilst lightbulb goes on over head>. I was pondering Coroners & Justice on the flight home last night, when I realised what the Bill is really all about (although I'm sure I'm not the first). Click through for the...

February 20, 2009  12:35 PM

The injustice of data sharing

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Data protection, freedom, legislation, privacy

The Coroners and Justice Bill has had its second reading in the Commons and gone to Committee. Why should we care about a Bill that is, on the face of it, intended to reform the operation of Coroners and...

February 20, 2009  11:36 AM

Government ordered to publish ID Card gateway reviews

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identity cards

The government has been ordered to publish OGC Gateway reviews of the National Identity Scheme. The reviews, which are a standard component of major IT programmes in central government, examine the business case and progress of...

February 19, 2009  12:53 PM

When driving licenses go wrong

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identity, identity cards

The Register is carrying an entertaining story about Ireland's most prolific traffic offender - a Pole called "Prawo Jazdy" who had clocked up 50 speeding fines and parking tickets without ever being convicted. The true nature of...

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