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Information governance

March 22, 2009  9:49 PM

Information Incontinence rules the Database State

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
database state, e-imodium, Facebook, Googel, Information governance, Metanoya

The Rowntree Trust report on the Database State is compulsive reading but the obvious knee jerk reaction may well do more harm than good - rather like the take-over of Whitehall's information assurance by CESG in...

December 23, 2008  5:20 PM

What do you want from Santa for 2009 ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
co-operation, dflation, frameworks, Information governance, ISPs, PAYE, Recovery, Santa, spectrum, stagflation, Voltaire

Were you good little boys and girls in 2008?


Are you entering the worst recession since ...

November 26, 2008  11:57 AM

McColo and the lessons for effective Internet Governance

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, Google, IGF, Information governance, McColo, Microsoft, Spamhaus

A speaker at the EURIM Directors Round Table on Information Governance this week sharply criticised the use of the "fetish" word governance in place of "accountability". We use debate about structures...

November 1, 2008  7:08 PM

Do Digital Diapers Deter Data Diarrhoea?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barnardos, Eunoia, Eurim, Government Gateway, Information governance, PGP, Wetware

The shut down of the Government Gateway after an apparent compromise may influence your response to the

October 25, 2008  10:43 AM

Data incontinence needs potty training not just e-nappies

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
economist, Eurim, Information governance, Kable, Sunningdale, transformation

The Economist report on the Future of Information Governance puts debate on the power of information, data protection, surveillance...

September 22, 2008  12:38 PM

Is your database really necessary?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Asch, Bilko, Database, Eurim, Hasek, Information governance, Kafka, privacy, Schwiek

My attention has just been drawn to an article on the value of regularly purging datafiles to cut cost, legal risk cost and enhance security and...

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...

August 12, 2008  10:13 AM

Would you trust identity papers/card from this system?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data sharing, identity cards, Information governance

I have received a guest blog from "disgusted of Tunbridge Wells" on what happened when he recently tried to renew his passport. I have seen a similar complaints from, for example, a former midwife and child care professional wishing to help organise childrens' activities in local villages...

June 28, 2008  9:46 AM

How do we rebuild trust in the on-line world – not just Government?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, HMRC, IET, Information governance, Information security

The messages in the Cabinet Office, HMRC, IPCC and MoD reports and recommendations released on 25th June will keep security experts occupied years. But the responses to the recommendations of recent Parliamentary reports and its own Independent...

June 25, 2008  8:04 AM

“Public, she speak with forked tongue” : Interpreting the Economist fieldwork on “Civil Liberties”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CCTV, Ecnomist, ID cards, information assurance, Information governance, Information security

This week the Economist publishes an excellent article describing the ambivalent attitude of the British Public towards Civil Liberties and the Surveillance Society. It could be, but is not, summarised as: "We want to be looked after but do not trust the systems".



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