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Bruce Schneier Data and Goliath

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We, at PAOGA, are not anti Social Networking and we use it a lot. However, like Bruce Schneier in Data and Goliath, we believe that there are many times and many reasons, for organisations and individuals, when privacy and security are appropriate. We recognised the imbalance on the internet some years ago and developed the […]

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Whistle-blower Snowden – Hero or Villain?

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You would think that someone revealing that an organisation is acting illegally, immorally or even inefficiently would, if proven to be correct, be applauded and even rewarded. Not so, it seems that they deserve to be vilified, victimised or even arrested for pointing out such shortcomings whether they be inefficiencies in the NHS or abuse […]

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Privacy by Design

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Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian announced the Big Privacy paper in her keynote to start the Privacy by Design User Forum in Toronto this morning. Click on the image to view.   PAOGA are delighted to be an Ambassador for PbD and a Founding Partner of the Respect Network. Privacy & Trust online is a global issue […]

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Parliament 2.0 to be designed by US?

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In The Sunday Times on 10 November 2013 Dominic Lawson wrote “British Officials are unable to trust the Americans to keep a single secret”. He also quoted from Facebook’s licence for its billion or so members as “you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide licence to use any IP content that you post […]

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midata Innovation Lab

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PAOGA was delighted to participate and contribute to Phase 1 of the midata Innovation Lab. This initiative from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is contained in the mIL lessons report compiled by Ctrl-Shift who are the leading market analyst and consulting business in this emerging personal information sector.                 […]

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Bracknell Forest Council go digital by default

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Colin Stenning, digital services manager at Bracknell Forest Council, explains how services can be delivered online while minimising the digital divide in an article in Government Computing. It would be really useful if this initiative could be extended to allow individuals to download their BFC identity verification to their Personal Data Store to access Central […]

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