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July 28, 2011  12:35 AM

The PASC report goes to the heart of why the rip-off image has come about

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, PASC, Wetware

The PASC Select Committee Report into "Government and IT - a recipe...

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July 26, 2011  2:52 PM

England can beat India: but it requires turning ducks waddling in economic recovery into swans

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, Eurim

Today we have calls for more government spending to help pull through economic recovery and overcome current stagnation. Central to that recovery will be the re-creation of a world-class communications infrastructure - in line with declared government policy. Hence the first of...

July 25, 2011  12:34 PM

Teaching Ducks to Fly – A constructive role for BDUK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, Eurim

I have just been sent an english language copy of the Dutch Guidance on interpreting State Aid rules with regard to Broadband. It uses many examples from the UK.  It is five years old and some might argue that it...

July 22, 2011  4:01 PM

Lessons from Hackgate: 2) Data leaks via people not technology

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
data retention, Eurim, hackgate, RIPA, Wetware

Much of the debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers, Data Retention, ID cards, Medical Records et al centres on who could/should be trusted to authorise access to what. Those with little experience of how Magistrates and Courts authorise warrants and maintain their records...

July 14, 2011  8:22 PM

What is Identity? Why HMRC and DWP cannot agree

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, Eurim, HMRC, Identity governance, Universal Credit

A key reason for the collapse of the ID card proposals was lack of agreement across Whitehall, let alone Townhall on objectives. In consequence it could not be used as an "entitlement" card to expedite access to mainstream public sector benefits. In...

June 25, 2011  5:49 PM

Warlords v. Merchants: who really controls ID and Information Policy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Chinapay, Eurim, information

Jerry Fishenden's excellent reprise on current UK ID policy in Computer Weekly should be read by all suppliers and consultants who think the current Cabinet Office...

June 13, 2011  4:52 PM

We need policies that Open Britain for On-line Business

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
britain, Broadband, Eurim, Smart grid, Smart Metering, UKTI

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June 11, 2011  9:49 AM

Copper thieves steal the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Merchants, Warlords

In my entry last Thursday I said I would blog next day on the EURIM policy prospectus released at a reception that evening to which the press was not invited. The reception went very well with a great buzz but our plans to update the press release with actual quotes...

June 9, 2011  8:42 AM

Towards the mythical Digital Single Market ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, l'informatique

On Tuesday I chaired the first session of a Westminster eForum  event entitled "The UK and the Digital Agenda for Europe: e-Commerce...

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...

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