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July 6, 2011  10:20 AM

So which newspaper has NOT employed phone hackers and their on-line equivalent?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
information commissioner, Motorman, Sky

The News of the World was by no means the only newspaper whose abuses were revealed in the Motorman investigation. The analysis provided by the ICOs office for the Ministry of Justice in...

June 1, 2011  10:39 AM

Will the proposed BDUK framework do more harm than good?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, BIS, DCMS, DECC, Duopoly, framework, Janet, NEN, OCEAN, Ofgem, Oftel, PIN, Procurement, PSN, Sky

Last week, in Brussels, Ed Vaizey talked of the need to use market forces to pull through investment in broadband. A day later Jeremy Hunt wrote to MPs on the replacement of central competitions for funding by allocations to authorities to "be made available once we have...

October 17, 2010  1:20 PM

Mixed messages: “Get Online Week” v. “National Identity Fraud Prevention Week”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BT, Comet, Eurim, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sky

Monday 18th October sees the launch of two parallel campaigns. "Get Online Week 2010", (for which Martha Lane Fox has secured backing from the BBC, BT, Comet, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, the Post Office, Sky, Talk Talk etc.)  and "

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