Identity, Privacy and Trust:

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September 23, 2013  3:03 PM

medConfidential

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, GP, NHS

I've a lot of time and respect for my GP, not least because we see eye-to-eye on privacy matters. He shares my concern about the centralisation and automation of healthcare data, not because of any prejudice against the NHS (for which I also have the utmost respect), but because of the...

August 24, 2011  8:13 PM

CONSENT Survey

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, privacy

The CONSENT project - a collaborative project co-funded by the European Commission under the FP7 programme - is seeking opinions on the use of personal information, privacy and providing consent online. You can...

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December 1, 2010  9:44 AM

Talking balls on Facebook

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, Data protection, Data sharing, privacy

The NHS Choices website is a cornerstone of the government's drive for health service efficiency and to move service delivery online. Users can log on to find out more about NHS services, and to use a symptoms checker to understand what might...


October 20, 2010  12:58 PM

The future of the Internet – a new dawn or a phantom menace?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, consent, freedom, identity, privacy, regulation

So, to Lille today to attend IMRG's inaugural EbizEU conference. The theme is e-commerce strategy, with a number of speakers looking to the future of cross-border e-retail.

The keynote pitch was delivered by Nils Muller of TrendONE, a 'futurologist' who distinguished himself from others...


July 29, 2010  9:10 AM

Global village idiots

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, incidents, privacy, pseudonymity

The open season on Facebook (1 Jan - 31 Dec, no sniping on Sundays or religious holidays) continues with the sort of vigour that the media normally reserves for footballers' wives and anyone who's ever been in a talent show. Facebook brought some of this...


May 11, 2010  12:24 PM

A Coalition for Consent?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, Election, identity cards, privacy

At some point in the next few hours, we're likely to find out the shape of the next government. I deliberately avoided commenting on my political preferences in the run-up to the election, preferring to remain neutral. However, now that the votes are in, from a privacy, identity and consent...


May 12, 2009  7:31 AM

Normal Service to be Resumed Shortly…

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, identity, privacy

It's been the busiest of weeks for privacy, identity and consent:

  • MPs' suffering data loss on the most spectacular scale (or at least that's their version of events);
  • the Home Office choosing to completely disregard the European Court's ruling on retention of DNA data,...


April 30, 2009  10:11 AM

Opt-Out or Opt-In

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, privacy

The National Programme for IT is steaming ahead within the NHS (if you believe the press releases), but remains controversial as ever. Pilots in two different areas demonstrate the incredible difference between allowing patients to 'opt-out' of the system and 'opt-in'.


April 15, 2009  5:02 PM

The Dangers of DNA Databases

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, consent, Data protection, freedom, legislation, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the scientist behind the development of DNA testing methods used in modern policing, has attacked the government DNA database.


February 5, 2009  3:01 PM

Google’s Latitude – Are location services a privacy risk?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, privacy, Security, Surveillance

Google has just launched its 'next big thing' - Latitude, a location tracker that can be used to share your location details with others. Is this a great leap forward, or a threat to privacy?


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