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A very well written paper on privacy and security issues, by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering’s group on Privacy and Surveillance.  The United Kingdom is a very interesting sociological organism for studying security and privacy.  They are much, much closer to being a surveillance society than the U.S. is, and us lucky folk over here in the former colonies can learn quite a bit about security tradeoffs by examining evaluations of the U.K.’s tactics and effectiveness.

Realistically estimating ROI on IT projects is a supremely difficult task; we don’t have to hypothetically crunch numbers when deciding how to spend “homeland security” dollars when we can get access to data from Old Mother England.  It will save us a lot of time, a lot of money, and probably prevent us from taking major missteps when it comes to security vs. liberty if we pay attention to what’s going on elsewhere.


Posted June 19, 2007 by padraic2112 in security, social

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