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April 20, 2009  2:16 PM

The Bespoke Internet

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identity, privacy, Surveillance

The controversial deep-packet inspection service offered by Phorm has been making the news again. But despite some of the hostile coverage that Phorm has received, there are possible benefits as well.

March 28, 2009  6:20 AM

How to Protect Your Data from Us

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identity

The Department of Social Scrutiny has published its identity theft guide - compulsory reading for all concerned citizens.


March 6, 2009  4:20 PM

Identity and Privacy 2009

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identity, privacy

I'm delighted to announce that Identity and Privacy 2009 will be held in London on 14th and 15th May 2009.

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February 19, 2009  12:53 PM

When driving licenses go wrong

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identity, identity cards

The Register is carrying an entertaining story about Ireland's most prolific traffic offender - a Pole called "Prawo Jazdy" who had clocked up 50 speeding fines and parking tickets without ever being convicted. The true nature of...


November 25, 2008  10:35 AM

The ID Cards rollout commences – or does it?

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cards, identity

The Identity and Passport Service has confirmed that it will this week start issuing the first 'National ID Cards' to foreign nationals, with the objective of having 90% of foreign nationals in the UK registered by 2015.

I use the quotes on 'National ID Cards' since what is being issued...


September 30, 2008  9:11 PM

Tories confirm they will scrap ContactPoint

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consent, identity, Projects, Surveillance

Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that the Tories will scrap ContactPoint - aka the Children's Index - if they win the next election.


September 11, 2008  1:57 PM

UK Census 2011 contract awarded

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identity

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin has been awarded the £150m contract to manage the 2011 Census in the UK. Lockheed, which was competing with T-Systems for the bid, ran the 2001 Census. The bid process wasn't without incident;...


August 29, 2008  8:13 PM

If you’re planning to lie, at least try to be convincing

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Data protection, identity, privacy

New Forest District Council has been rapped by the Information Commissioner for posting up personal information on its planning website. The problem is not new, and a number of councils have been warned about this in the...


August 26, 2008  12:48 PM

Meet the new loss, same as the old loss

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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 26, 2008  9:15 AM

Back to school

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity, privacy

Dave Birch has done an excellent job of describing a point that is oft-discussed in identity/privacy circles: that we in fact rarely need to identify ourselves. Government ministers bang on about how...


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