This week’s Downtime has called for an end to discussion about the attack on Jeremy Clarkson’s bank account, but the incident does a lot to demonstrate the difference between privacy and security.
Before we take a deep breath and plunge into the debate about privacy, I’d like to introduce myself and explain a little about my interest in this subject area.
Welcome to the Privacy, Identity and Consent blog. Not the snappiest title for an online soapbox, but then this isn’t a simple subject area. Consumer awareness of privacy – and what happens when it goes wrong – is fast becoming one of the most important data governance issues for public authorities and private companies. Data managers are finally realising that personal information has a hard cash value, and can carry even greater liability if it is misused. We need to get this right, yet we understand so little about it.