Identity, Privacy and Trust:

context


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...

January 30, 2008  5:48 PM

Context and CCTV

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
CCTV, context, Data protection, privacy

The Information Commissioner has published fresh guidance about acceptable use of CCTV cameras. The most notable part of this is a recommended ban on microphones to record conversations. Why is this such a big deal?


January 30, 2008  9:06 AM

Keeping your bank details secure – how hard can it be?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
context, Finance, incidents, privacy

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.


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