Identity, Privacy and Trust:

March, 2009

March 28, 2009  6:20 AM

How to Protect Your Data from Us

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The Department of Social Scrutiny has published its identity theft guide - compulsory reading for all concerned citizens.

March 19, 2009  5:57 PM

Don’t Bring Out the GIMP

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legislation, privacy, Surveillance

The government is once again bigging up the need for the proposed Interception Modernisation Programme (aka the GIMP) by arguing that it's essential to collect and retain...

March 19, 2009  7:06 AM

Government Scraps Coroners and Justice Clauses

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Data protection, legislation

The government has announced that it will withdraw clauses 152-154 of the draft Coroners and Justice Bill in the face of a broadside of criticism from opposition parties,...

March 12, 2009  8:03 AM

Police Intelligence Fails on Data Transfers

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data breach notification, incidents, privacy

The BBC is reporting that a number of police authorities have admitted to data loss incidents and misuse of police computers by staff. Of these, the most disturbing is an incident involving Gwent Police, where a CD containing personal details of 2,300 crime victims went missing in the post. The...

March 11, 2009  5:26 PM

419: The Next World Cup

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I've just received a cracking advance-fee fraud attempt that's trying to pitch leftover funds from some "sharp practice" in the stadium construction. I can't wait to see the first one claiming to have a load of 2012 Olympics money up for grabs.


March 6, 2009  4:20 PM

Identity and Privacy 2009

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identity, privacy

I'm delighted to announce that Identity and Privacy 2009 will be held in London on 14th and 15th May 2009.

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March 4, 2009  12:18 PM

An Advance-Fee Work of Art

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Security, Spam

I don't normally bother reporting on spam emails, since we all accept them as part of the dot-com world. I assume that they must still work, otherwise the Lads from Lagos wouldn't keep sending them, and I've certainly observed a huge rise in the number of emails received in recent months -

March 4, 2009  9:48 AM

Rise of the Celebretariat

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legislation, privacy

In yet another chilling demonstration of the burgeoning 'us and them' culture that has developed in Westminster over recent years,

March 3, 2009  1:05 PM

Privacy 101: Introducing the Laws of the Bleedin’ Obvious

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Data, Data protection, privacy, Projects

The Register is reporting that a number of prominent Scots - including Gordon Brown - had their medical records accessed by a doctor without authorisation:

The files were part of the Emergency Care Summary system database, which was established three years ago amid...

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