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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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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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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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Death, taxes and childbirth

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“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 […]

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