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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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Why privacy matters

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Do individuals, and that means you, care about privacy? It is the wrong question. How about: Do you really understand the implications of no privacy? Are there some things that you want to keep private and personal? Do you want to be your ‘data holder’ rather than their ‘data subject’? Watch this 15 minute video […]

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Password & PIN is NOT enough

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A recent post, Why encryption is important to data security, by Simon Rice, ICO Group Manager, explains the dangers that many Data Controllers, who collect Personal Information about their customers, still seem to be unaware of, albeit that they have a legal obligation to protect this data. He also emphasises that individuals have various tools and services […]

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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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Google claims not paying UK tax helps fundamental human rights

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Fascinating response  from Eric and Sergei to the ‘Persecution of Google’  in a ‘leaked’ letter to EU privacy authorities. I repeat some interesting quotes from the letter: “If you think Google’s privacy policy has any bearing on privacy you’re barking up the wrong tree” “Google lives in the real world – not in the world of […]

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The Personal Cloud Network joining Personal Data Stores

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If there is anyone in business who still needs to be convinced that there is a significant shift in the control and management of Personal Information from insecure organisational data silos to Personal Data Stores managed and controlled by the individual then have a look at Respect Network and the fast growing community of companies […]

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Know thyself – The Economist

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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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Master Chef

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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.

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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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