Original article in The Economist which you can read here. One of the concerns that individuals and organisations raise is included in the article. There is a risk that if data lockers prove as useful as the start-ups claim, it could encourage bigger cloud-storage firms such as Google and Dropbox to barge in and grab […]
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Spent Monday with Chris Haden at The Worshipful Company of Information Technologist’s Hall in London preparing a ‘Come Dine with Chris’ meal for distinguished guests in aid of supporting the WCIT’s charities. I prep’d and Chris cooked – enjoyed by all.
I have always known that ‘paper’ is an expensive and time consuming way of collecting, sharing, storing and retrieving information. I recall us all going out to buy document shredders to protect us from Ne’er do wells rooting through our dustbins (sorry – trash cans) to get hold of our personal information until weak or unprotected […]
The following is written by the CEO of Personal.com (as the American spelling will attest). It is the Foreword to an important White Paper Privacy by Design and the Emerging Personal Data Ecosystem from Dr Ann Cavoukian, Information & Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada which I strongly recommend reading. Yes, Personal.com can be seen as a competitor […]
There was an interesting interview on BBCnews this morning in which Peter Bolton King, Global Residential Director at Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), revealed the findings of their survey that Estate Agents are not trusted to provide relevant information to property buyers. This concurs with a recent survey by Which? who asked consumers the […]
I was honoured to be invited recently by Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D, Information & Privacy Commissioner – Ontario, Canada, to become an Ambassador for Privacy by Design following my post comparing her ‘7 Principles’ with PAOGA’s application development.
Over the next few days the Privacy Surgeon will poll many of the world’s leading privacy specialists, policy-makers, media professionals and legal experts to identify the ten key issues that are most likely to dominate the privacy landscape over the coming year. This will by the first of an annual poll conducted every summer by […]
“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” Margaret Mitchell – Gone With the Wind, 1936 Having recently lost my father bought into sharp focus the inconvenience of the attending bureaucracy required and reconfirmed our passion to address the unnecessary time, costs and inconvenience of the current paper-based process for […]
Now, don’t misunderstand me – I am not advocating Antisocial Networks. I have nothing against Social Networks used sensibly for sharing stuff BUT, like everyone else, I also have private and personal stuff, important to me, that I want to share quickly and conveniently with specific people and organisations. Similarly, as a business, I want […]
We have long been concerned about the issues of privacy and confidentiality on the web as a skim through my old blogs will attest. At that time neither individuals, businesses nor government recognised this as an issue – indeed, individuals were pouring out detailed personal information to anyone who asked, companies were collecting, harvesting and […]