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March 15, 2016  1:33 PM

The Chancellor’s route to balancing the Budget?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, budget, Crickhowell, European Union, Faceboo, Google, Uber, UBS, United Kingdom

The precedents set by judgement of the Supreme Court which voided the...

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February 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Needed – facts about broadband: What “facts” do we really need?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Aberdeen, Amazon, Arqiva, Bristol, Broadband, BT, CGI, Colt, Coventry, DCMS, edinburgh, EE, Facebook, fibre, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Google, Hammersmith, HP, Hyperoptic, IBM, ITS, Microsoft, Netflix, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, Sky, SSE, Virgin, Vodafone, Woking, Zayo

The


February 8, 2016  2:12 PM

How do we ensure digital apprenticeships are fit for purpose?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, BCS, CEDMA, Cisco Systems, CompTIA, FE, Google, HE, IBM, Internet of Things, ISEB, Microsoft, OfQual, Oracle, QCF, SFA, Trailblazer, Y2K


The House Of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Enquiry into


December 9, 2015  7:25 PM

Will Investigatory Powers Bill apply to all those who are tracking your movements?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Apple, Blood, DPA, Eurim, Google, iot

Those who drool over the wonders of Big Data and Internet of Things should take a look at the video of the "Looking for You" campaign piloted by Battersea Dogs Home at Westfield Shopping Centre. Those...


November 14, 2015  1:26 PM

How relevant is the Investigatory Powers BIll to preventing a Bataclan style massacre in London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Bataclan, CGI, FBI, Google, HP

The attacks in Paris yesterday give a terrible topicality to debate over the Investigatory Powers Bill and the issues I...

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July 23, 2015  12:13 PM

Is Big Data leakage the new Asbestosis: uninsurable? If so ….

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Asbestosis, Big Data, cloud, Cyber, Cyber-catastgrophe, DPA, Google, IBM, Information security, oil, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, reinsurance

There is a growing gulf between those who think insurers should give discounts to those who  follow "best information security practice" (whatever that is) and underwriters who have been burned by breaches at US retailers (for example) with supposedly "mature" approaches to security. "Cyber" is...


January 28, 2015  11:12 AM

Will Companies’ House liability for damages help trigger better approach to identity governance?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BCS, Cabinet office, Data governance, Data protection, Google, privacy, Surveillance, Yahoo, Zoopla

We have much debate about information security and data protection but far more harm is caused because accurate information is not available when and where it is needed. The Cabinet Office "liability avoidance" approach to identity and authorisation policy has long been driven by the need to...


November 6, 2014  4:21 PM

Who do you trust less with your digital footprint – Your ISP or Your State Security Service?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
consultation, DCMS, GCHQ, Google, Googlette, Govrnance, IETF, Internet, ISOC, ISP, ISPA, Mobile, Roaming, Rockefeller, YouGov

On the eve of the meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force last March, the Conservative Techology Forum held a


October 13, 2014  12:22 PM

When IT fails to meet politics: why non-discussions at 2014 party conferences were so dangerous

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Broadband, Cabinet office, capitalism, Conservative, Corporatism, CTF, Facebook, freedom, Google, ISP, Labour, Microsoft, Schumpeter, Skills, techUK, twitter, UKIP, United Kingdom, Web

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October 3, 2014  8:23 PM

DCMS Select Committee call for inputs on the performance of Ofcom

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, DPA, Eric Schmidt, Google, Infrastructure, Ofcom, United Kingdom

I apologise for not having had time to blog over the last week or so. First came the rush to get inputs to the Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation by October 1st. Then came preparations for the launch (at the party conference) of the Conservative Technology Forum studies on...


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