Identity, Privacy and Trust:

June, 2009


June 30, 2009  11:13 AM

Scottish government reiterates opposition to ID Cards

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identity cards, politics

Scotland's Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing has written an open letter * to new Home Secretary Alan Johnson to remind him of the Scottish Government's opposition to the National Identity...

June 17, 2009  8:46 AM

Tories to ID Cards suppliers: don’t sign the contracts

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identity cards, politics

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling appeared briefly on this morning's Today programme to ask the five framework suppliers under the National Identity Service - CSC, EDS, Fujitsu, IBM, Thales - to think carefully before signing any contracts associated with the delivery of the scheme....


June 16, 2009  5:12 PM

Digital Britain: Is that it?

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technologies

The Digital Britain report is out, and I'm glad I didn't hold my breath waiting for it. Ian has summarised the main recommendations, which appear to consist of propping up...


June 16, 2009  12:24 PM

US Cyberspace Policy Review

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legislation

I've finally got round to reading the US Cyberspace Policy Review. Authored by Melissa Hathaway, Cybersecurity Chief at the National Security Council, this document was published at the end of May, and provides near-term and mid-term action...


June 15, 2009  10:50 AM

Might Alan Johnson abandon the ID Cards scheme?

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identity cards, Projects, Surveillance

The Sunday Times reports that new Home Secretary Alan Johnson has ordered a review of the National Identity Service. Claiming inside information that he "is more sympathetic to civil liberties arguments than previous...


June 15, 2009  8:09 AM

CBE for the Information Commissioner

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Data protection

Outgoing Information Commissioner Richard Thomas was appointed CBE in the Queen's birthday honours list at the weekend. Richard steps down from his post this Wednesday, and his successor Christopher Graham will pick up the role at...


June 14, 2009  10:39 AM

Grab your Facebook identity before someone else does

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identity, technologies

I don't use Facebook much - there's nothing wrong with it, I suspect I'm just a little too old. My friends aren't big users, so there seems little reason for me to spend time there. However, thanks to Eversheds I...


June 10, 2009  1:08 PM

The Data Sharing Challenge – What Should the Public Sector Do?

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Data protection, Data sharing, incidents, legislation, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Data sharing has become one of the toughest technology topics for the public sector. Our strategies are being driven by the need to gather and exchange huge amounts of personal information within and between authorities. But the majority of the most significant data loss incidents of recent...


June 2, 2009  10:08 AM

BS10012:2009 – Data Protection: Specification for a Personal Information Management System

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Data protection, privacy

The British Standards Institute has today published the first version of its BS10012:2009 - Data Protection: Specification for a Personal Information Management System. Is this the panacea that privacy...


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