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March 22, 2010  8:15 AM

Shome mishtake shurely?

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

A very unpleasant little amendment to the Licensing Act (2003) is in front of Ministers for approval as a Statutory Instrument (SI). If you're not familiar with the process, a SI is a delegated legislation made under...

March 1, 2010  8:39 AM

RSA Conference Europe opens call for speakers

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Conferences, identity, privacy, Security

The RSA Conference Europe is now accepting calls for papers for the conference on 12-14 October in London....

December 8, 2009  8:52 AM

Good News Week

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity, privacy, Projects, Security

I've noticed a somewhat grumpy trend in my blogs over recent months: the problem is that there's so much to grumble about. Public sector appears to be in meltdown with accusations of ministers pursuing a 'scorched earth' policy in the build-up to the election, vendors milking the last drops they...

November 27, 2009  8:17 AM

Feed me Alan, make me strong!

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
crime, identity, politics, privacy, technologies

It had to happen sooner or later - the police have been accused of arresting people solely for the purposes of adding further 'suspects' to the National DNA Database. It's time to revisit why the current approach...

September 1, 2009  9:16 AM

Banning the ‘I’ word

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identity, identity cards, privacy, technologies

In the excellent Datonomy blog, Roger provides an interesting overview of...

August 6, 2009  11:15 AM

A week when databases go bad

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
crime, identity

Apologies for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks, I've been taking a break that included cycling to Paris and living in the woods for 10 days. In reviewing the mountain of news items that were waiting in my inbox when I returned, I noticed four examples of incidents that blow away the...

June 14, 2009  10:39 AM

Grab your Facebook identity before someone else does

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity, technologies

I don't use Facebook much - there's nothing wrong with it, I suspect I'm just a little too old. My friends aren't big users, so there seems little reason for me to spend time there. However, thanks to Eversheds I...

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,...

May 4, 2009  1:01 PM

Identity and Privacy 2009 – what to expect

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.ico, Biometrics, Conferences, identity, privacy

Next week beings the first Identity & Privacy Forum. Our keynote speaker this year is the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas. We also have a host of experts from the fields of privacy, identity, security...

April 29, 2009  12:54 PM

An End to Silly Names?

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The Register notes that the Identity and Passport Service refused to issue a passport to a woman who had changed her name to "Ms Pudsey Bear" (in aid of the BBC's Children in Need charity), despite the fact that her bank and even...

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