When IT Meets Politics:


March 30, 2011  12:03 PM

Rationalising the slew of semi-incompatible Information and Identity Governance proposals

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, ethics, ETICA, IFIP, Information governance, innovation, politics

Tomorrow I am due to help open the first discussion at the ETICA conference in Brussels on bringing together Ethics, Innovation and Politics. I have been piggy-in-the-middle...

August 23, 2008  10:15 AM

Another day, another data loss: Which culture must we change?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Authentication, Authorisation, confidence, Confidentiality, Data Loss, ethics, Information governance, Outsourcing, Risk analysis, trust

The recent loss of offender data shows how the cultural malaise regarding other people's data pervades the ICT profession, not just government bureaucracies. But the need is to protect people not their data. So which culture is it that we need to...

May 15, 2008  11:13 AM

Usable by ordinary human beings: the route to e-inclusion

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ethics, Morality, social inclusion

Most government on-line systems are inaccessible to most of those of those they are most intended to serve - was my personla summary of the of the introductory discussions at the EU workshop on Ethics and e-Inclusion that I attended on Monday. The consequences are not only unethical, they are...

May 1, 2008  12:42 PM

The immorality of putting the naive and vulnerable on-line

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ethics, social inclusion

How ethical is it to try to persuade the socially-excluded and digitally naive to go on-line when you are not going to provide them with easy to use and secure access or keep the data they enter secure from predators, fraudsters or those who would use it to enforce the "honour" of the family, clan,...

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