E RADAR’s Head of Research Dr Daniel Dresner suggests that merely following IT standards doesn’t remove the need for board directors to take responsibility or provide relevant expertise. Back in the days of working with source code escrow (www.nccgroup.com) I wrote about a secret society. No contortions required to shake hands, just some relieving group […]
Information sharing lies at the heart of economic competitiveness, social inclusion and the delivery of government services online. But conflicts of guidance get in the way of good practice. These include UK/EU legislation that forbids or mandates different approaches towards the sharing of information which can often lead to wrong decisions being made, overworked and […]
I would be most grateful for any comments on errors and ommissions in the above list but it will be fairly obvious why Cabinet Office finally appears to have conceded defeat on the thankless task of trying to co-ordinate ID policy. I should perhaps that I was never a fan of ID cards beause I do not believe in "one size fits no-one" solutions.
It will not be at all easy to get co-operation across those departments whose systems are being milked not only to obtain public sector credentials but for the information on file that will also enable these to be used obtain more valuable private sector credentials.
"We are working with cybersecurity experts to ensure we are clear about the threats to the online process and we are confident that the providers announced today will offer and effective, safe and free to use identity service for future online benefit claims." I suspect there is a lot of nifty footwork ahead in order for the providers to live up to his confidence at a price DWP is willing to pay.
Meanwhile observers can also enjoy the belated US realisation of the de facto Internet regulatory regime they have created as they look at the means by which the cold war between the FBI and CIA was fanned into flames after one military "socialite" complained she was being "warned off" her prey by another.
What, if anything, is different about the on-line world and why? Multi-cultural, multi-lingual centres like London have been handling transactions between people who never physically meet for centuries.
How we could/should handle situations where current "identities", including mobile phones and passwords, may be used by any member of an "extended" family, including the "lodgers" and their friends .
My aim is unashamedly to tilt markets in favour of those who are serious about working together to help educate and train their customers in the proper use of the people processes and support tools available to cleanse, collate and analyse the growing morass of data becoming including from smart phones, meters, grids, buildings and "things".
An oft quoted cartoon (can you quote a cartoon?) from Gary Larson’s Far Side is the cowboy repairing the roof with the butt of his Smith and Wesson. You can’t help but read the caption of the onlooker in an ol’ timer accent, ‘I hear you’re pretty handy with a gun!’. Many a true word…how […]