When IT Meets Politics:

privacy


March 23, 2014  9:26 AM

Have you sold your on-line soul for a mess of potage?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
choice, privacy, Surveillance

See my next blog entry . It is not just smart TVs that require you to agree to global surveillance by you technology or service provider and those to whom they decide to provide...

February 23, 2014  12:51 PM

How do we ensure that public online services are fit for a democratic society?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, choice, Data protection, digital divide, e-Inclusion, Ebay, ETICA, experian, Facebook, Google, Linkedin, Paypal, privacy, Security, Surveillance

The discussion at the recent Digital Leaders Annual Lecture and the attitudes of those I met at the reception afterwards caused me to ponder some of the unresolved issues regarding the ethics of public service delivery.  We need to...


February 19, 2014  10:17 AM

The fight against Surveillance Society claims its first victory – against NHS not NSA

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
anonymous, Big Data, Cyber, Edward Snowden, NSA, privacy, Security, Surveillance

The postponement of the ill-conceived NHS central database is the first great win for common sense over Big Data, but we need more clarity as to what is at stack and who is on which side in the battle...


February 10, 2014  7:54 AM

Ed Milliband adopts the first plank of my NRDP Manifesto

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Biometrics, Data protection, DNS, europeanunion, guardian, Milliband, obama, personal information, privacy

According to the Guardian, the first plank in Ed Milliband's speach to their  Hugo Young lecture this evening will be "People should own data about themselves, We should change...


December 31, 2013  12:33 PM

Is Mike Bracken’s CBE a mark of support or a consolation prize?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cabinetoffice, CCTA, DVLA, dwp, Goethe, HMG, HMRC, Home Office, privacy, treasury

One of my regular sources for this blog is a seasoned Whitehall warrior who has been keeping me abreast of the progress (or otherwise) of the Cabinet...


December 19, 2013  8:21 PM

Whose governance do you trust most (or least): The Guardian, Google or GCHQ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Google, Governance, governanceSecurity, guardian, Hackers, Huawei, Internet, LEO, obama, privacy, Snowden, social inclusion, Surveillance

Recently I have been privileged to sit in on a number of discussions:

- on security and surveillance in the post Snowden world and the effectiveness or otherwise of the various initiatives being touted by those with no more understanding of what is happening today than those who...


November 30, 2013  10:08 AM

“The Internet has been turned into a giant surveillance machine”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Cabinet office, censor, cloud, Google, Google Analytics, Internet, ISOC, Open data, privacy, Surveillance

I have just received the latest ISOC newsletter with a link to the press release after the 88th meeting of the Internet Enginering Task...

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August 19, 2013  11:01 PM

Does Google’s privacy policy inspire you with confidence in their on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
abuse, advertising, Amazon, Ask.fm, boycott, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, Data protection, Diageo, Fraud, ghettoes, Google, government, Mumsnet, On-line, outage, privacy, Security, trolls, vigilantes

A recent posting on The Drum illustrates 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 2, 2013  6:16 PM

How many Bradley Mannings are copying your supposedly secure big data to publish to the world?”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Data protection, Internet, Lithuania, privacy, WikiLeaks

Apparently 1.5 million Americans have similar security clearances to Bradley Manning. The UK security and surveillance services appear to be less insecure, but...


June 15, 2013  9:30 AM

Public choose security over privacy: but will the Communications Bill help?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Prism, privacy, Security, YouGov

I have just read the summary report of the YouGov survey which shows that twice as many UK adults support prioritising security over privacy in public policy. I am surprised that the majority is not higher....


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