Identity, Privacy and Trust:

September, 2009


September 17, 2009  6:56 PM

IPS launches Public Panel and Experts Group

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identity cards, politics

The Identity and Passport Service has just launched a Public Panel and Experts Group. In their words:

The Public Panels will provide an opportunity for IPS to have a conversation with the public and...

September 16, 2009  11:53 AM

Surveillance State Kerplunk

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.ico, Data protection, Data sharing, identity cards, legislation, politics, Surveillance

The Conservatives have unveiled their plans for reversing the rise of the surveillance state. Seeking to pull the surveillance infrastructure out of government, their views are...


September 16, 2009  10:00 AM

Conservatives Reverse the Rise of the Surveillance State

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identity cards, politics, Surveillance

The Conservatives will this morning describe their plans to reverse the rise of the surveillance state. Espousing three principles: that individuals, not the state, own personal information; that when government holds personal information, it is on trust; and that government must be accountable...


September 10, 2009  1:10 PM

Happy birthday, DNA fingerprinting

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Biometrics, Surveillance

DNA fingerprinting is 25 years old today. Speaking to the BBC, Professor Sir Alec Jeffrey, who pioneered the technique, called for the scrapping of innocent peoples' entries on the National DNA Database:

Innocent...


September 8, 2009  8:32 PM

Wonderful 419 Fraud Email

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Spam

Once in a while, a spam hits your inbox that raises a smile - which this one did. I've always rather liked Radisson hotels, but was particularly impressed with the list of jobs available in this one. I'm considering a job as a busier, yoga doctor,


September 1, 2009  9:16 AM

Banning the ‘I’ word

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identity, identity cards, privacy, technologies

In the excellent Datonomy blog, Roger provides an interesting overview of...


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