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“When we get hacked we’ll do something about it”

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There are constant reports of customers personal information being hacked by, what seems to be, international organised criminal groups. A recent data breach in the US, reported by re/code, exposed patient records. Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, most of them in rural communities, said today that it suffered a data breach […]

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The European Information Security Summit 2014

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I will be on a panel at EISS 2014 on Feb 19th to propose how Personal Clouds can help businesses and individuals to address the issues of Data Location: securing private and personal data in an outsourced world, which will be moderated by Rupert Goodwins ( Hope he has forgiven me for using Tom’s photo on […]

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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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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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Anti Social Networks – their time has come.

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Now, don’t misunderstand me – I am not advocating Antisocial Networks. I have nothing against Social Networks used sensibly for sharing stuff BUT, like everyone else, I also have private and personal stuff, important to me, that I want to share quickly and conveniently with specific people and organisations. Similarly, as a business, I want […]

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Conference Season – Autumn 2011

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It started for me with a fascinating lunch hosted by the Information Technologists’ Company on HQS Wellington. As always, an impressive keynote speaker in Professor Richard Susskind OBE but you’ll have to ask David Blunkett about his concerns regarding Home Office confidentiality –I thought you were supposed to kiss a lot of frogs, not let […]

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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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