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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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Geeks in jeans

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Very interesting opinion piece by Rachel Sylvester in The Times on 30th July 2013 describing the Government Digital Service (GDS) strategy and objectives. Francis Maude, the minister responsible, is supporting Mike Bracken, heading the service, and Stephen Kelly, COO, who are leading by example in reducing costs, errors and red tape in the public sector […]

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PAOGA, IdAssurance and midata

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Many years ago when we started PAOGA to address the issues of privacy and confidentiality online I said that “this is not a nice little business, it is either huge or nothing at all.” We have spent considerable time educating and convincing various public and private organisations of the financial, compliance and marketing advantage of […]

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Psst! Wanna buy a second hand digital copier?

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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 […]

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Data, data everywhere, but . . .

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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 […]

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‘total lack of trust’

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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 […]

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Anti Social Networks – their time has come.

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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 […]

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