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August 28, 2017  11:41 AM

The IT Policy “Elephants in the Room” – the taboo policy issues

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, cartel, IPR, newspeak, PICTFOR

The PICTFOR summer reception on Wednesday 23rd...

December 6, 2016  9:44 PM

MPs understand IT better than IT Professional understand politics

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, DPA, Eurim, GCHQ, GDPR, PICTFOR, Pitcom

Bryan Glick has just written


March 5, 2014  10:30 AM

The social contract behind internet is broken and there is a conspiracy of silence

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Drum, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, guardian, PICTFOR, TCM, Webroot

The long overdue debate on policy towards the all-pervasive surveillance of our on-line activities is finally under way. On Monday morning the Shadow Home Secretary moved on from the "trust us"...

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February 14, 2014  6:25 PM

The thefts from Tesco customers help illustrate the uselessness of Data Breach Notification

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
customer, data breach notification, Data protection, directive, European Union, NSA, PICTFOR, regulation, Security, Tesco

According to press cover the recent theft of vouchers from 2000 Tesco on-line customers was based on the collation of data already available over the darker parts of the Internet. So what should Tesco have notified, to whom, under the EU...


February 25, 2013  1:45 PM

Will the EU Cybersecurity Directive do more good than harm?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, Davos, directive, EIF, ENISA, European Commission, European Union, Europol, IGF, ITU, PICTFOR

Cybersecurity is fashionable. Everyone must have an initiative: from the dozens of fragmented and competing schemes across the tribes of Whitehall, Washington or the Berlaymont , through the IGF and ITU, to the


February 4, 2013  1:04 PM

The Midsomer Broadband Murders were only the start of the slaughter.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, btgroup, Internet of Things, PICTFOR, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone

A couple of weeks ago I blogged on "Midsomers Murders: The Broadband Killings" . On Monday at the PICTFOR Broadband meeting...


August 22, 2012  8:16 AM

Business rejected by e-security costs more than e-Crime

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BRC, Costs, Detica, DPA, e-crime, Eurim, losses, PICTFOR

"E-crime is the biggest emerging threat to the retail security as the rapid growth in e-commerce in the UK sees new ways of shopping being accompanied by new types of crime ... the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 13, 2012  7:46 AM

ID (alias Internet Address) and Surveillance Wars: ICANN v. ITU

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
EIF, Eurim, ICANN, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, IPv4, IPv6, ITU, PICTFOR, TCOMDarkComet, Trusted Platform Module, WCIT

Would you trust a bunch of self-appointed experts, corporate lobbyists and US IP lawyers with the governance of the Internet?

In looking at the interplay between identity and surveillance policy, I find it difficult to tell whether many players are naive, narrow-minded or "economical...


February 12, 2012  7:50 PM

Will 2012 see the end of the Cold War over Intellectual Property Rights?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, China, India, Intellectual property, law, PICTFOR

From the European demonstrations against ACTA  and copyright to arguments on Open Software and patent the quiet Cold War over digital intellectual property rights (whether software or content) is hotting up. In the UK it...


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