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EBay Personal Information breached

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The [EBay] database was compromised in late February or early March, according to eBay. No financial information was lost but encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers were. The firm said that other than these no “other confidential personal information” was taken. But that’s more than enough for highjacking an […]

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Respect Network June Launch in London

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Respect Network™ announced the launch of the world’s first global private cloud network starting on June 23 in London followed by events in San Francisco, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Berlin. respect-network-launch-schedule-announcement-2014-05-06 PAOGA, a Founding Partner of this important global initiative, will participate as a CSP (Cloud Service Provider) and present PAOGA Personal Clouds for Businesses and Individuals […]

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White House report on collection of data

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Yesterday the White House published a report, (view full report) commissioned by Barack Obama in January 2014 in response to the Snowden revelations, in which John Podesta, counselor to the White House, backs the collection of Big Data. The White House report – Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values You can read a response in the […]

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Privacy by Design

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Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian announced the Big Privacy paper in her keynote to start the Privacy by Design User Forum in Toronto this morning. Click on the image to view.   PAOGA are delighted to be an Ambassador for PbD and a Founding Partner of the Respect Network. Privacy & Trust online is a global issue […]

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Parliament 2.0 to be designed by US?

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In The Sunday Times on 10 November 2013 Dominic Lawson wrote “British Officials are unable to trust the Americans to keep a single secret”. He also quoted from Facebook’s licence for its billion or so members as “you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide licence to use any IP content that you post […]

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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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