When IT Meets Politics:


June 4, 2009  10:19 AM

Good practice or legal practice in Data Guardianship

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
bebo, Eurim, Facebook, FIPR, Garlik, Google, RIPA

The mild criticism of the new BCS Personal Data Guardianship Code in the Register reveals the practical need for the code. I believe it is good practice...

April 12, 2009  12:58 PM

How does Guido Fawkes acquire his e-mails?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Internet, RIPA

Leaving aside the issues of concern to the Westminster Village", for which Guido Fawkes is one of the prime on-line gossips, there is an overdue need for more realistic and informed debate on whether the...

January 10, 2009  10:30 AM

Privacy enhancing technologies v. the Surveillance State

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Further to my blog on the Future of DNA Based Security Clearance , the slldes of the presentations at "A Fine Balance", including those used by the Earl of Erroll, are on the...

August 16, 2008  12:38 PM

Big Brother Database or Sensible Precaution

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
data retention, RIPA

The consultation on the updating of the legislation to require "communications data" to be retained in order to aid possible investigations came shortly after the announcement of proposals to centralise the storage of such data. The result has been a predictable wave of...

June 8, 2008  9:12 AM

An incompetent, unsafe and corrupt Surveillance Society ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
RIPA, Wetware

This morning the first of a season of reports on surveillance and information assurance was published. The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee report was released to the Sunday Papers at one minute past midnight. The Commons Press Gallery get their copies at 09.00 Monday...

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