Privacy

6 June 2012 at 11:47am
I've been pointed to an interesting article by Alexis Madrigal about the work of Helen Nissenbaum, an American philosopher who has been looking at what "privacy" actually means, and what sort of things cause us to feel that our privacy has been invaded.
6 June 2012 at 11:49am
The International Chamber of Commerce has published a Guide to cookies to help businesses comply with the legislation and individuals understand what is being done with their data. Rather than concentrating on the legal issues, the guide aims to develop a common terminology for different types of cookie use, which should help to increase users’ familiarity with the different types of cookie and help them to make properly informed choices.
6 June 2012 at 12:23pm
I've just come across an excellent pair of posts from the Cabinet Office's Government Digital Service on how Gov.UK websites are approaching compliance with the new law on cookies in line with the Information Commissioner's advice.
6 June 2012 at 11:22am
Data Guidance reports that the Article 29 Working Party have agreed with the Commission that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s Do Not Track proposals are “one of the most promising initiatives” to make behavioural advertising comply with European laws on data protection and cookies.
6 June 2012 at 11:21am
Having been studying Europe’s proposed Data Protection revision for several weeks, it’s interesting to compare it with the proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights recently published by the White House.
6 June 2012 at 11:20am
The Information Commissioner has published his initial analysis of the EU Data Protection proposals.
4 July 2012 at 5:02pm
I've just sent in a Janet submission to the Ministry of Justice's Call for Evidence on the EU Data Protection proposals. Our response mentions the good and bad things about the proposal, as discussed here previously, for
6 June 2012 at 11:17am
The Information Commissioner’s latest guidance on cookies contains some good news for anyone trying to work out how to make a host of internal websites compliant: How do these rules apply to intranets? In our view the rules do not apply in the same way to intranets.
6 June 2012 at 11:16am
I've had three discussions in two days about whether Government CERTs are different from others, which makes it a FAQ! It seems to me that legislation may be heading that way, and that that could create a potential problem for sharing information.
6 June 2012 at 11:14am
The European Commission’s proposed Data Protection Regulation supports recent thinking in moving away from using consent as a basis for federated access management systems.
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