When IT Meets Politics:

May, 2011

May 30, 2011  9:08 AM

The age of internet innocence is dead: the slaughter of the twitterati

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Identity governance, Information governance, twitter

What is the difference between South Tyneside Council and the Iranian Secret Police? South Tyneside uses californian lawyers instead of deep packet...

May 27, 2011  4:44 PM

What was different about last weeks winning Broadband bids ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Winners

Last Thursday I was at the European Internet Foundation event on "Who Pays for Broadband" when Ed Vaizey made a strong statement on the need to use market forces to pull through investment in broadband work at thesame time as announcing

May 25, 2011  5:53 PM

UK finally ratifies the convention on cybercrime

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Convention, Cybercrime, cybersecurity

Today's communique on UK-US co-operation on Cyberspace, see below for fulltext, includes the news that UK has finally ratified the convention on cybercrime. There are three views on this.

1) This is a long overdue of an obstacle to UK-based co-operation against on-line...

May 24, 2011  7:58 PM

Why is there no British Google ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The good news is that the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer are both asking the question, They are also serious about listening to the answers.

1) The UK tax and banking systems actively penalise hands-on investors and those who introduce...

May 21, 2011  11:40 AM

UK MPs flex their muscles on Mobile Broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
800MHZ, Broadband, Janet, Mobile, rural

Do read the full record of the House of Commons debate on May 19th on Rural Broadband and Mobile Coverage . The precise motion is dry, being a call for Ofcom to increase...

May 16, 2011  9:02 AM

Should Sony sue Amazon under the law of Tort?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Botners, Cloud Computing, Register, Sony

Would a test case between Sony and Amazon on whether the later is at fault for allowing its cloud services to be used to batter down the Sony security defences do more to sort out our rights and responsibilities in the on-line world than a decade of debate and discussion?


May 15, 2011  5:49 PM

Do information and identity regulators do more harm than good?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ACS, Eurim, Identity governance, Information governance

If recently attended a meeting of senior bankers at which the thesis was advanced that the recent banking crisis was primarily a failure of information governance: with major players no longer understanding how supposedly diversified risks were correlated....

May 7, 2011  1:21 PM

“The people have spoken – the bastards” (Dick Tuck 1966)

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Sad about AV - I was outvoted two to one in my own household !!!! But thats democracy. As for the rest - "Happy...

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