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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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What does PAOGA do?

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Sony and their customers have suffered the problem that we are looking to address. They have incurred huge costs and reputational damage because they are responsible for a 'honeypot' containing the personal and financial details of 77m individuals, their most valuable assets, who now don't trust them. 77m individuals who are now at risk of […]

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PAOGA Digital Document Exchange

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The digital revolution has resulted in many document based transactions being replaced by electronic authorisation, rather than signed documents. For instance credit card authorisation, tax returns and Companies House returns are all now done ‘online’. However the majority of legal and financial documents still require ‘hard’ copies, ‘wet’ signatures, and physical transportation either by post […]

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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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Privacy International Video

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In case you haven't seen it, have a look at this video posted by Simon Davies, Founder and President of Privacy International. Data from Privacy International on Vimeo. The article Facebook apps plundered for personal details in The Sunday Times by Sean O'Driscoll yesterday again reinforces the dangers of security and accountability on the internet. […]

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Proposed Privacy Initiatives in the US

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John Ball, friend and colleague, kindly keeps me aware of privacy initiatives in the US where the attitude towards individuals personal information often clashes with the European perspective.This 'opinion piece' from Allison Mason of Rogin Nassau LLC The End of 2010 Marks Significant Developments in Online Privacy Initiatives, he bought to my attention describes some of the initiatives that […]

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Peaks and Troughs exacerbated by ‘Wet Signatures’

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I attended a very interesting debate last night in the Old Library of Lloyds of London hosted by the Financial Services Club chaired by Chris Skinner, Chairman, followed by an excellent dinner sponsored by Siemens. The discussion focussed on the time/cost issues of processing 'seasonal' financial products such as ISAs, Pensions and Mortgages. Whilst the panel […]

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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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