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June 22, 2012  2:12 PM

Who is making the bigger cuts: Whitehall or its Outsource Suppliers?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, cuts, Eurim, G-Cloud, PSN, Public sector, Whitehall

A number of commentators seem to think that future cuts in the Civil Services will lead to an increase in outside business and influence ....

June 11, 2012  10:16 AM

Digital Identities Directive seeks to curb Crown Immunity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, directive, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, europeanunion, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, payments, regulation, Universal Credit

The Commission has just issued a Draft Regulation on "electronic identification and trust services  for electronic services in the internal market"....

June 5, 2012  11:13 AM

Absurdly Open Data: ippr recommends giving organised crime open access to criminal justice systems

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, guardian, ippr, Open data, open government

At first sight the ippr report on Open Justice looks attractive. But consider the recommendations in the context of the current lack of security of the systems that will be opened to view and of...

May 31, 2012  10:17 AM

Order now to avoid 300% price hike in on-line IT training fees

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Information security, lockdown, Olympic, On-line, soma

On June 14th the introductory offer of £95 for a years subscription to the e-Skills National Skills Academy for IT come to an end and the price rises to £359, although there will be discounts for multiple subscriptions.

This is great...

April 20, 2012  8:06 AM

Scramble for Safety but not to protect Children

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Childnet, Eurim, ParentPort, Peterhouse, privacy, WCIT

April 17, 2012  11:07 AM

Is EURIM about to become the Digital Single Market champion?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC iPlayer, Data protection, data retention, Eurim, London

The draft Data Protection Regulation contains "necessary ambiguities" in order to achieve agreement on "harmonisation". Those ambiguities create yet more legal and regulatory uncertainty confusion of the type that make its easier to organise cross border transactions via services based in the USA....

April 6, 2012  4:06 PM

Immortality and the Internet: what happens when you die?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Immortality, Internet, MSc06

March 9, 2012  12:48 PM

Stop the bleeding – think BIG, but start small and build on success.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservatism, ConservativeHome, Eurim, politics, Tory

Conservative Home has a thoughtful piece by Neil O'Brien of Policy Exchange on the need to think big if we want smaller government. I was pleased that...

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

February 29, 2012  8:24 PM

Can you block a website? Or are there better ways of addressing undesirable content?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, deep packet inspection, Eurim, European Commission

Over the past year we have seen mounting calls for Internet Traffic to be filtered in order to improve cybersecurity, protect intellectual property, tackle terrorism or ensure children are not exposed to adult content.  The success of the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

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