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Do you really want to access UK public services through US Facebook and Google?

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Kelly Fiveash reports in The Register that "Facebook and other social networks [Google] could be used by British citizens to sign into public services online." These two US companies have openly declared their ambition to 'own' all the data and personal information that passes through them – and, unless I am mistaken, that means that it […]

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80% of people concerned about their personal details online

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Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, supported by Lord McNally, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice are right to recognise the urgency of this issue but 'understanding the law and your rights' alone is not sufficient if unenforceable. According to research by Privacy International and Virtual Identity and Privacy Research Center, Switzerland, the Personal Information of a European […]

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Health, Wealth & Happiness

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Good day at the Business Cloud Summit 2010 yesterday participating on the panel analysing the rights and wrongs of the NHS IT strategy and potential of Cloud Computing given current economic conditions. Barry Evans, John Cruickshank, Graham Sadd and Gary Flood provide 'A Cloudy Health Check' As 'Business' is in the title I was not surprised […]

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NHS promises to ‘put data in hand of patients’

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The Government published a White Paper this week Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS promising a 'Choice and Information Revolution' for patients. This is a great start to adopting the principles of TRM (Trusted Relationship Management) throughout government, central and local, enabling citizens access and input into their personal information BUT the concerns about privacy […]

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Internet Not Trusted

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A report last year from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) appeared at BBC News Almost a third of internet users are not shopping online because they do not trust the system. Personal security was high on the list of concerns."Online retailing is the future for many businesses and increasingly important to the economy," said OFT […]

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Simply not acceptable.

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Just in case you are still sitting on the fence about how to vote today, here is an extract from an article on mycustomer.com which trashes all of the present governments promises about respect for individuals privacy. As patients medical information go online, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has revealed that the NHS is responsible for […]

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ICO gets more teeth.

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Delighted that respect for an individuals' personal information is being taken increasingly seriously. See article in The Register. Let's hope that the ICO have the necessary resources to enforce it. Legal compliance and risk of serious financial penalties (£500,000) is a powerful driver to raise the issue of embracing TRM (Trusted Relationship Management) at board […]

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