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August 26, 2008  12:48 PM

Meet the new loss, same as the old loss

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity, identity cards, incidents, privacy

Another day, another data loss, and another struggle for an original headline. However, the RBS / NatWest / Amex loss of 1m sets of personal information isn't as straightforward as it might at first look.

August 22, 2008  7:41 AM

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Data protection, identity cards, incidents, privacy

It's a corny title but an appropriate one: the Home Office has admitted to the loss of a memory stick containing personal information about every one of the 84,000 prisoners in England & Wales. This time the loss wasn't by a '


August 1, 2008  6:18 PM

First ID Cards contract awarded

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identity cards

French systems integrator Thales has been awarded an £18m contract for supply to the Identity & Passport Service under the National Identity Scheme. The full details...


June 25, 2008  7:43 PM

Rather quiet on the big privacy news day

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Data protection, identity cards

Today's been the biggest privacy news day of the year; the Poynter and Burton reviews are out, the ICO has said it will slap enforcement notices on HMRC and MoD, and there are more data loss incidents emerging. Please excuse the radio silence, but I've been focussed on delivering the


May 23, 2008  9:48 AM

Party political hiccups

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identity cards, privacy

The Crewe and Nantwich by-election has seen two notable trust hiccups:


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.


February 8, 2008  8:49 AM

Does minimal disclosure provide maximum protection?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity cards, privacy, technologies

A Canadian company has launched an identification service that embodies some of the most important principles of identity crime prevention.

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