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June 10, 2009  1:08 PM

The Data Sharing Challenge – What Should the Public Sector Do?

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Data protection, Data sharing, incidents, legislation, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Data sharing has become one of the toughest technology topics for the public sector. Our strategies are being driven by the need to gather and exchange huge amounts of personal information within and between authorities. But the majority of the most significant data loss incidents of recent...

April 15, 2009  5:02 PM

The Dangers of DNA Databases

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Biometrics, consent, Data protection, freedom, legislation, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the scientist behind the development of DNA testing methods used in modern policing, has attacked the government DNA database.

October 1, 2008  7:42 PM

Phorm kicks off its next trial

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.ico, consent, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

Online profiling and advertising exchange Phorm has started its next trial with partner BT. This stage of Phorm's rollout was enabled after City Police...

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September 1, 2008  9:54 AM

Internet Explorer goes private

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privacy, technologies

Microsoft has unveiled Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8, and this is an important release from a privacy perspective. The new InPrivate tools allow users to surf anonymously, delete their...

August 21, 2008  5:12 PM

Consultation: Privacy by Design

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consent, Data protection, privacy, technologies

Despite more than 20 years of data protection legislation in the UK and efforts to encourage the adoption of privacy friendly technologies and ways of working, progress has been disappointing and data protection and privacy safeguards are often bolted on as inadequate afterthoughts rather than...

August 21, 2008  10:00 AM

Simplifying the Laws of Identity

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identity, technologies

Kim Cameron - Microsoft's Architect of Identity, identity guru and all round decent chap, has been working on a simplified 'plain english' version of his Laws of Identity. This is an important piece of work, since it sets a number of key...

July 30, 2008  7:13 AM

Government’s own report calls for removal of innocents’ data from DNA database

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Biometrics, consent, Data, Data protection, Surveillance, technologies

The Human Genetics Commission has published a report that calls for radical changes to the national DNA database (NDNAD), including the transfer of control away from the government, and the erasure of records relating to individuals who have not been...

July 8, 2008  4:05 PM

Reputational failure

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identity, technologies

Online auction house eBay's reputation-driven trust scheme is a much-admired and much-emulated model. Or at least, it was until recently when eBay made a significant change to its operation.

June 19, 2008  11:30 AM

Controlling the carbon footprint

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Security, technologies

A new market is developing in environmentally-friendly low-carbon energy management solutions for businesses. Whilst visiting a public authority recently I witnessed an innovative solution to controlling energy use by their air-conditioning systems. Here's how they've done it...

April 18, 2008  7:12 PM

Laptop privacy on the train

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privacy, technologies

As one of the unfortunate millions who has to commute, I use my laptop on the train, and sometimes don't want the person next to me looking at what's on the screen. To date, I've used an excellent 3M Privacy Filter, but...

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