When IT Meets Politics:

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July 17, 2016  5:49 PM

How will Digital Policy change under Brexit, Karen Bradley and Matt Hancock?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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David Davis was the only politicians ready with plans for when the English and Welsh voted for Brexit. I would have been surprised if he had not. We met at London Business School...

May 25, 2016  10:01 AM

Hold your nose and vote remain … then get the rats to leave the sinking ship before saving it

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Data protection, Eurim, TTIP, Uncategorized

I been asked to come off the fence and state my views on the referendum and reasoning. The most recent Institute of Directors survey indicated that 75% of respondents felt the EU was in serious trouble, possibly even terminal decay, because of over-regulation. I agree. But leaving a sinking ship on...


May 21, 2016  5:29 PM

The battle for the heart of the Internet: advertisers versus users

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Bloatware, cloud, confidence, Facebook, Google, Internet, Net Neutrality, NSA, privacy, router, Snowden, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The pledges in the Queen's Speech to use the proposed Digital Economy Bill to empower consumers and protect citizens (and their children) in the on-line world...


May 14, 2016  3:26 PM

Consumers trust neither Big Data nor Telcos/ISPs

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Data protection, privacy, Surveillance, trust, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The Vodafone survey "Big Data: a European Survey on the opportunities and risks of data analytics" shows that Europeans do not like the idea of ceding control over personal...


June 30, 2014  2:29 PM

Why inter-operability standards are essential for an open and competitive market

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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Bryan Glick's summary of the "Big IT v. SME's" debate and the need to change supplier behaviour raises many questions, not least "how we bring about genuine competition?".


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...


September 1, 2013  5:45 PM

$52.6bn and still PRISM etc can’t tell the President what he needs

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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The Washington Post may not have leaked as much as the Guardian


May 12, 2013  11:45 AM

BT launches offensive on Sky’s broadband bulge: markets believe Talk Talk will be the loser

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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Ian Livingstone parked his tanks on Rupert Murdoch's lawn and the analysts clearly liked what they...

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June 5, 2012  11:13 AM

Absurdly Open Data: ippr recommends giving organised crime open access to criminal justice systems

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, guardian, ippr, Open data, open government

At first sight the ippr report on Open Justice looks attractive. But consider the recommendations in the context of the current lack of security of the systems that will be opened to view and of...


May 17, 2012  4:23 PM

Sir Humphrey 3, Ian Watmore 0 – is this end of the UK Office of the President ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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Iam Watmore played a unique role in the attempt to create a UK equivalent of the Office of President: from the Anderson/Accenture support for the New Labour project through to a return to the centre of power after the transition to a coalition government. However, the idea that the delivery of...


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