Tag Archives | Personal Data Stores

For 75% of consumers Personal Data privacy is a top issue.

Recent research by The Boston Consulting Group highlights the concern of consumers regarding privacy of their personal data and the opportunities for business who embrace this controlled sharing of personal information rather than fight it. I recommend you look at  Unleashing the value of consumer data and The Trust Advantage. The PAOGA Personal Cloud will enable personal […]

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The European Information Security Summit 2014

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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Privacy by Design

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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