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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midata Innovation Lab

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PAOGA was delighted to participate and contribute to Phase 1 of the midata Innovation Lab. This initiative from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is contained in the mIL lessons report compiled by Ctrl-Shift who are the leading market analyst and consulting business in this emerging personal information sector.                 […]

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Bracknell Forest Council go digital by default

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Colin Stenning, digital services manager at Bracknell Forest Council, explains how services can be delivered online while minimising the digital divide in an article in Government Computing. It would be really useful if this initiative could be extended to allow individuals to download their BFC identity verification to their Personal Data Store to access Central […]

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Why privacy matters

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Do individuals, and that means you, care about privacy? It is the wrong question. How about: Do you really understand the implications of no privacy? Are there some things that you want to keep private and personal? Do you want to be your ‘data holder’ rather than their ‘data subject’? Watch this 15 minute video […]

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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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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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