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June 17, 2012  1:27 PM

Who put the Rip-off into RIPA? Surveillance plans mired in hypocrisy, but so is the opposition

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Allders, Croydon, cyberwarfare, Facebook, Google, Habbo, riots, RIPA, Surveillance

What is the difference between Google, Facebook  and Fixed and Mobile Operators monitoring traffic to "improve" their services to paying...

April 21, 2012  2:01 PM

What is missing from the debates over RIPA, IMP and Data Retention

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
1688, Cheltenham, Dockwra, Freeman, GCHQ, RIPA

April 12, 2012  11:51 AM

Scrambling for Safety – an emergency conference on Internet surveillance

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
RIPA, Surveillance

FIPR Announces:  Scrambling for Safety - an emergency conference on Internet surveillance

I reproduce the announcement below, without comment, because there are only 200 places - less those already booked, including my two. I may...

April 3, 2012  9:14 AM

Which is more important anti-terrorism or anti-fraud ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
European Union, RIPA

The headline arguments against proposals to require Telcos and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

August 26, 2011  11:22 AM

Internet censorship trial brings London to a halt?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, FIPR, initiativitis, Internet, ITECs, Moorfoot, PACE, riots, RIPA

This morning I thought my router had failed set about installing the new one I bought some time ago - only to run into "error 651". Only then did I think to use the Vodafone...

August 19, 2011  9:25 AM

RIPA and the Riots: Give the Police the same rights as the Press

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
hackgate, PACE, phone hacking, RIPA

I have just received a comment which links my recent posts on the need to review RIPA and PACE (to remove the paralysis by paperwork that led to police being overwhelmed on...

August 11, 2011  9:13 PM

RIPA and the Riots – is an emergency review needed?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, looters, Rioter, RIPA

We have had facile suggestions about blocking and monitoring the mobile communications services used by the rioters and looters and equally facile responses that these are unthinkable or unworkable. The...

July 22, 2011  4:01 PM

Lessons from Hackgate: 2) Data leaks via people not technology

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
data retention, Eurim, hackgate, RIPA, Wetware

Much of the debate on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers, Data Retention, ID cards, Medical Records et al centres on who could/should be trusted to authorise access to what. Those with little experience of how Magistrates and Courts authorise warrants and maintain their records...

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...

August 28, 2010  12:34 PM

ID Wars: the slaughter of the not so innocents

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
9/11, Eurim, RIPA

I welcome the cull of public sector ID systems and the plans to merge the many Whitehall working parties to one, focussed on rationalising the systems used to identify those working in the public sector and its supply chains, including defence...

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