Category Archives: Privacy

Some random thoughts on Human Rights, to set the scene for discussion on a new Human Rights Action Plan in Suffolk.

Human Rights are not binary; Human Rights Policy is not about the case if an individual has them or is denied them. We instinctively know that with Human Rights it’s usually about finding the right balance between some basic individual … Continue reading

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November 2012 and another DNA privacy disappointment

Why was November 2012 another disappointment for those UK innocents waiting to have their DNA profiles erased from NDNAD, the UK’s national DNA data base? It is because the Home Office broke another promise of commencement orders and new ACPO … Continue reading

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Landmark DNA ruling heading towards U.S. Supreme Court

There has been an interesting ruling in the Maryland Court of Appeals recently, where the court reversed the conviction of a Salisburyman sentenced to life in prison for a 2003 rape case just because, it was alleged, the DNA sample … Continue reading

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Police world wide in pursuit of our DNA

My Google DNA news alert has been bombarding me over the past month about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed expansion of New York’s DNA data base. His law proposal is supposed to be a ‘no brainer’ and make us all feel … Continue reading

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Coalition Government DNA Database U-turn spotted

It seems the UK’s coalition government is about to perform a spectacular U-turn with regards to its Protection of Freedoms Bill and their position with regards to DNA retention of innocents. The new government has always promised it would be adopting … Continue reading

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Identity Laws, Principles, Directives and Commandments: Which to Follow?

Last month saw the publication of yet another definitive set of rules, laws or whatever you like to call them for this elusive identity meta system or identity eco system we all like to dream about; a lot of us … Continue reading

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FaceBook, Google, Yahoo: Don’t shoot, we’re the good guys!

Last week I was fortunate to attend Kuppinger Cole’s European Identity Conference  in Munich and follow a track session where representatives of Google, Microsoft and FaceBook were lined up in a panel in order to get a good grilling by … Continue reading

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