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April 18, 2008  7:17 PM

The battle for the Internet

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, privacy, Surveillance

I'm going to draw a line under my Phorm commentary. They've opened up their plans to a privacy expert,

April 15, 2008  8:39 AM

Phorm public meeting

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, identity, Surveillance, technologies

High-profile online advertising service Phorm is holding an open meeting with its supporters and critics this evening. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Ian Brown, and speakers include


April 14, 2008  10:49 AM

Listen in, Directors: privacy matters

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consent, incidents, privacy

Tony reports that the board of HM Revenue & Customs has been suspended...


March 26, 2008  4:14 PM

RFID: Doing things against the law is against the law (in Washington anyway)

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consent, privacy

A new bill introduced in the state of Washington has outlawed the use of RFID technologies for malicious purposes. Anyone caught scanning a person remotely "without his or her...


March 24, 2008  11:24 AM

The cost of privacy: biometrics at London Heathrow T5

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, CCTV, consent, identity, privacy, Security, Surveillance, technologies

London Heathrow's new Terminal 5 is back in the news: the Information Commissioner is investigating BAA's use of biometric security controls. But this fight isn't about security, it's about economics.


March 13, 2008  9:34 PM

Privacy bears its fangs for Phorm

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

Newcomer Phorm has ignited a row about online privacy. It's an old debate that's being brought back into the news by new technology, but the impact on Phorm's share price demonstrates the power of privacy concerns.


March 10, 2008  7:17 PM

Analysing the State of Play for ID Cards

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

Now that the dust has settled on the publication of the IPS 2008 Delivery Plan and Sir James Crosby's report, what are the implications for the National Identity Scheme?
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March 6, 2008  2:38 PM

A big day for the National Identity Scheme

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, consent, identity cards, privacy, Security

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has just published the government's new Delivery Plan for the National Identity Scheme, and HM Treasury has released the long awaited Crosby report. Here's a summary of the key points at a packed press conference.


March 6, 2008  7:43 AM

Last in line for the DNA database

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, consent, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

A little while ago, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) renewed the debate about building a compulsory DNA database for all UK citizens. The Home Office has rejected this idea, and two individuals are challenging the existing of the UK DNA database at the European Court of Human...


February 18, 2008  7:44 AM

What is privacy anyway?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, context, privacy

Privacy is often defined as “the right to be left alone” (OED). The key issue here is the ‘right’ - not the ‘alone’. Very few of us choose to be left entirely alone, we surround ourselves with people, phones, computers, tvs, radios etc. But we want to know we could be left alone in a...


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