When IT Meets Politics:


December 31, 2013  12:33 PM

Is Mike Bracken’s CBE a mark of support or a consolation prize?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cabinetoffice, CCTA, DVLA, dwp, Goethe, HMG, HMRC, Home Office, privacy, treasury

One of my regular sources for this blog is a seasoned Whitehall warrior who has been keeping me abreast of the progress (or otherwise) of the Cabinet...

March 4, 2012  3:55 PM

Stop the bleeding – a Budget for IT-enabled recovery: Part 1

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Budgeti, CESG, chancellor, DVLA, Equifax, Eurim, experian, Information governance, Outsourcing, PFI

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...

May 9, 2010  9:04 PM

“Possibly the most corruptible in the whole world” – fixing the heart of UK ID

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cloud Services, DVLA, dwp, ID cards

The comments of the Commonwealth election observers on our electoral system should be juxtaposed with the Lib-Con agreement to scrap ID cards. The fiascos at undermanned polling stations led to a call from...

March 20, 2010  7:58 PM

But it wasn’t me who asked for my benefit to be paid into Megabank

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DVLA, Public sector, social inclusion

The Government plans for us all to have personal web-access to their on-line services inside four years, as described in the Times today are as "ambitious" and cahllenging as they are overdue. If they are...

March 11, 2010  4:35 PM

Is that database fit for what purpose?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

A recent FIPR alert reporting the result of an FOI on the accuracy of DVLA files adds grist to the mill of debate over the database society. Over 10% of vehicle records and over 25% of driver records contain errors, mainly because...

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