When IT Meets Politics:


October 31, 2009  1:55 PM

Citizen or Subject – the root politics of personal identity?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Google, Identity Tokens, trust

On Wednesday I was a guest at a conference which brought together delegates from Central Government departments and their would-be suppliers to discuss Identity and Information issues. There was a common assumption among the delegates that it was a...

November 11, 2008  2:35 PM

Who do you trust – on-line or off?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Electronic voting, MPS, trust

The Committee on Standards in Public Life has just published its latest Survey of public attitudes towards conduct in public life . Do read it, not just the extracts. Then read the Register on 

August 23, 2008  10:15 AM

Another day, another data loss: Which culture must we change?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Authentication, Authorisation, confidence, Confidentiality, Data Loss, ethics, Information governance, Outsourcing, Risk analysis, trust

The recent loss of offender data shows how the cultural malaise regarding other people's data pervades the ICT profession, not just government bureaucracies. But the need is to protect people not their data. So which culture is it that we need to...

November 20, 2007  7:17 AM

Trusted, sustainable partnership or cynical manipulation?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
China, government, Identity management, NCVO, SubPostmasters, Tesco, trust, YiWu

"Who do you trust? The Government, Marmite, Michael Fish .. Tesco .. ? So begins Matthew Gwyther, in a Management Today editorial on corporate trust. Debate over on-line trust is even more surreal.

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