Wow, I love this news that UK’scoalition government will be keeping their promises to “reverse and restrain many of the surveillance systems that have marked its citizens out as the most watched in the world,” THINQ.co.uk reports. Plans include scrapping the National Identity Register and ID card, as well as biometric passports, and expanding the Continue Reading
Picked up from Jack’s tweets…. According to the filings in Blake J Robbins v Lower Merion School District (PA) et al, the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools’ administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their Continue Reading
A recently passed amendment to the EU Privacy Directive will require Internet users’ consent before cookies can be placed on their computers. This is part of a revised ePrivacy Directive that is close to enactment, that includes improvements on security breach, cookies and enforcement. The new provisions will bring vital improvements in the protection of Continue Reading
Thanks to David Lacey for highlighting that the Information Commissioner’s Office has just published a detailed Guide to Data Protection that is an excellent, well presented piece of work.
You know today is a pretty special day. It is exactly one month since my daughter Ivy checked-out and joined us, pappa and myself in this exciting world. Exciting because it feels today as though we have come over a challenging and most beautiful month and feel a real achievement. We are learning how Ivy Continue Reading
The question is how anonymous is your data once stripped of ‘personal identifying information’ (PII) when used by data aggregation companies for analysis. PII can include name, postcode, etc. I made a couple of blog posts in 2008 concerning this. According to a study led by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, previously anonymised data Continue Reading
Interesting report from the Privacy Advisor (The International Association of Privacy Professionals), should we have an expectation of privacy?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $538,595 to the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research to support a two-year project titled “Protecting Privacy in Health Research.” The group specifically intends to address the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) “Privacy Rule,” which they contend falls short of adequately protecting privacy, yet impedes medical Continue Reading
Another article that I’ve had published in 2009, although this one is available to all online. Name of the article is Get to know your plumbing: Protecting your organisation from leaking soft information. Enjoy 🙂
Facebook has agreed to let third party advertisers use your posted pictures without your permission. To prevent this intrusion: 1. Click on “Settings” up at the top where you see the “Logout” link. 2. Select “Privacy”. 3. Then select “News Feed and Wall”. 4. Next, select the tab that reads “Facebook Ads”. In the drop Continue Reading