When IT Meets Politics:

Identity governance


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...

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...


May 15, 2011  5:49 PM

Do information and identity regulators do more harm than good?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ACS, Eurim, Identity governance, Information governance

If recently attended a meeting of senior bankers at which the thesis was advanced that the recent banking crisis was primarily a failure of information governance: with major players no longer understanding how supposedly diversified risks were correlated....


April 25, 2011  8:43 AM

What identities do you trust in the on-line world – and why?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ETICA, Eurim, Identity governance, Information governance

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December 17, 2010  10:30 PM

Why rational users prefer cheap dancing pigs to expensive security snake oil

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
E-Immodium, Identity governance, Information security, snake-oil

I have spent much of the last month listening to security scare stories from consultants and vendors bidding for attention and budgets. Many of the activities for which they are seeking support appear worse than useless. They distract attention from...


September 21, 2010  12:49 PM

Citizen or subject: The politics of personal identity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
e-borders, Identity governance, NATO, Security

The debate over ID Cards has not gone away. It will return next year, with plans for security during the Olympics (as an "extension" of the NATO agenda for identifying Goivenrment employers and contractors,...


September 19, 2010  12:18 PM

There is nothing quite so dangerous as ignorance in motion

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bloatware, electronic signatures, Identity governance, Notaries, RIPA, UNCITRAL

The European Commission is about to review the Electronic Signatures Directive. The proposals will need to be looked at in...


July 23, 2010  8:31 AM

The need to rebuild identity integrity and democratic accountability

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Identity governance

I have just read the report of the Association of Electoral Administrators on the future of electoral administration in the UK. We may be about to have a long overdue referendum on the choice between "first past the post" and...


November 25, 2009  9:54 AM

Why can’t victims and witnesses go on the DNA database?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Identity governance, Information governance

I read the Guardian article "Police routinely arresting people to get DNA" after it was drawn to my attention by FIPR and came to the opposite conclusion. The "real" issue is...


November 3, 2009  1:18 PM

Towards realistic regulatory frameworks for Identity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Banking, conscription, Identity governance, Identity management, Notary, records, Taxation

Over the past year the Information Society Alliance (EURIM) has been trying to structure a group to look at Identity Governance: the professional and regulatory frameworks that should govern Identity Management systems and those who run...


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