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UK Cabinet Office announces Digital Advisory Board

by Robin Wilton  |  April 25, 2012  |  1 Comment

Today, the UK Cabinet Office (responsible for cross-government administrative strategy and operations) announced the members of the newly-formed Digital Advisory Board. The Board’s role will be to keep an eye on the government’s attempts to deliver better services digitally, and to advise it on how to deliver the highest possible quality of user experience. Very [...]

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Is the word “trust” being subverted?

by Robin Wilton  |  April 20, 2012  |  Comments Off

A couple of things I’ve heard recently make me wonder whether the word “trust” is being used in public discourse in ways that fundamentally undermine its meaning. Consider the following short phrases: “Trust… but verify” “Trusted traveller programme” Neither of these usages is actually that new. The first was made famous by that renowned “communicator”, [...]

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UK ICO “highly unlikely” to enforce law on cookie consent

by Robin Wilton  |  April 13, 2012  |  3 Comments

Last June I blogged about the transposition into UK law of the EU’s e-Privacy Directive, and noted that although the corresponding UK law came into force in May 2011, the UK’s privacy regulator gave firms a further year to¬† “demonstrate progress towards compliance”. That year is almost up. The ICO has now indicated that there [...]

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