When IT Meets Politics:

August, 2010

August 28, 2010  12:34 PM

ID Wars: the slaughter of the not so innocents

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
9/11, Eurim, RIPA

I welcome the cull of public sector ID systems and the plans to merge the many Whitehall working parties to one, focussed on rationalising the systems used to identify those working in the public sector and its supply chains, including defence...

August 10, 2010  9:14 AM

Use Experian et al to improve service not just cut fraud

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, DVLA, dwp, experian, Google, HMC, ISPs, NHS, You-Gov, YouGov

Today we see a headline story on long overdue plans to use the services of the credit reference agencies to reduce benefit fraud. What is still missing is a plan to routinely use their services to improve service. When you go into a major...

August 2, 2010  11:27 AM

FIPR Alert: Indonesia Finds Banning Pornography Is Difficult

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

I find the FIPR alert service invaluable. It looks as though Indonesia may be about to practice what we Westerners preach: state the political objective and leave industry to work out how to deliver it. I assume the intention is that those local ISPs who fail to...

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