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£80 for a UK identity

November 17th, 2008 Comments off

according to this BBC article.

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This is just culturally wrong….

November 9th, 2008 Comments off

The DVLA should not be doing this.

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Government to spy on every call and email

October 5th, 2008 Comments off

Is there a worse way to spend £12bn than this?

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89% of Security Breaches Unreported

September 7th, 2008 Comments off

According to this article by Matt Flynn.

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PA Consulting….shame on you!!!

August 23rd, 2008 Comments off

Another 80,000 records gone.

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When will we have default opt-in for marketing purposes?

August 23rd, 2008 Comments off

We seem to be getting a bit closer thanks to these findings from Germany…

The need for default opt in is described in more detail in the ‘reinvent direct marketing’ paper available here.

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A nice simplification of the ‘laws of identity’

August 18th, 2008 Comments off

– People using computers should be in control of giving out information about themselves, just as they are in the physical world.

– The minimum information needed for the purpose at hand should be released, and only to those who need it.

– Details should be retained no longer than necesary.

– It should NOT be possible to automatically link up everything we do in all aspects of how we use the Internet. A single identifier that stitches everything up would have many unintended consequences.

– We need choice in terms of who provides our identity information in different contexts.

– The system must be built so we can understand how it works, make rational decisions and protect ourselves.

– Devices through which we employ identity should offer people the same kinds of identity controls – just as car makers offer similar controls so we can all drive safely.

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3,254 data elements stored per week on each UK citizen…

August 17th, 2008 Comments off

Here’s a nice article in The Telegraph.

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Got a low opinion of direct marketers?

June 24th, 2008 Comments off

Well it should get worse now….

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How many UK data breaches in 6 months?

April 24th, 2008 Comments off

100 apparently….., of course that’s just the known and reported ones!!!

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