Archive | Personal Information Management

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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The Cost of Data Breaches

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This is a brief extract from the White Paper published by Osterman Research which is available to download here Dealing with Data Breaches and Data Loss Prevention The costs associated with a data breach can be enormous. Aside from the long term impacts that include lost revenue, CEO and CIO firings, bad publicity, expensive remediation […]

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There is a problem, but there are solutions.

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Ctrl-Shift report that: Not that long ago it was a trickle. Now it’s becoming a flood. Research after research, white paper after white paper all have the same underlying message. It goes something like this – “Hey! There’s a problem with the way organisations collect and use personal data! The sooner they deal with it, […]

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Data breaches within the Legal Profession

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Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said: “The number of breaches reported by barristers and solicitors may not seem that high, but given the sensitive information they handle, and the fact that it is often held in paper files rather than secured by any sort of encryption, that number is troubling. It is important that we sound […]

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Personal Information Management Services – An Analysis of an Emerging Market

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Recent research from Ctrl-Shift who specialise in this sector. Click here to download the free document  Personal data is rising rapidly up the strategic agenda of many companies. Consumer facing brands are recognising the possibilities of engaging their customers in a more intimate information based relationship, one that offers far more than insight and inference based […]

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts

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When the “Trojan Horse” was left at the gates of Troy, the Trojans thought the Greeks had left it as a pious parting gift because they had given up and sailed home. The Trojans welcomed the gift and took it within their walls, not knowing the belly of the beast was filled with armed soldiers who […]

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Respect Network launch with PAOGA in London

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Last Monday Respect Network launched the world’s first global network for trusted private data sharing, along with PAOGA as a Founding Partner and 70 other members, in its bid to restore privacy on the Internet. This global collaboration requires adherence to the Respect Network Trust Framework, which we at PAOGA have long supported. There is much […]

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8 years on – PAOGA Personal Clouds

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I was reminded today of a blog post written by Neil Macehiter of MWD back in 2006. He ‘got it’ then and still gets it. As he concludes “The company is definitely attempting to address what I, and I am certainly not alone, believe is a key issue going forward as individuals transition more and more of their day-to-day […]

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