When IT Meets Politics:

Information risk management


December 4, 2010  10:59 AM

Freedom of Information (and Wikileaks) v. Censorship (and Established Power)

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Data protection, Eurim, God, Google, information assurance, Information risk management, Information security, Internet, Net Neutrality, WikiLeaks

The reaction to the Wikileaks story exposes the heady mixture of self-delusion that passes for debate on freedom of information, transparency of government, re-use of public information, secure data sharing, data protection, information assurance, information security,...

December 24, 2007  10:00 AM

Looking over the precipice: UK ICT in 2008

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, Information risk management

The growing flood of data leak stories means that few, if any, large UK public sector ICT programmes will be progressed until political confidence is rebuilt. That is a major challenge for an industry that has lost touch with reality


December 12, 2007  7:29 PM

Stop whinging and help the Data Sharing Review

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, information assurance, Information risk management, Information security

I have just received the letter asking for inputs to the independent review requested by the Prime Minister. Inputs to this review will be discussed at most of my meetings tomorrow. What will you be doing to help?


December 5, 2007  12:00 PM

Start rebuilding trust by treating their data as your own

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
information assurance, Information risk management, Information security

Recent revelations and those yet to come, including from the private sector, threaten untold damage to trust in the on-line world. The time has come to transform attitudes towards information risk management.


November 24, 2007  11:01 AM

Death by Data Protection

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Consumer confidence, HMRC, Information risk management, Information security

Those who believe in the benefits of the on-line world must act rapidly and effectively to turn the current backlash against its perceived insecurity into well-informed votes of customer confidence in those who practice, not just preach, secure information sharing.


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