Category Archive: Outsourcing

Why the UN must sever ties with the world’s biggest private security company

By Simon Davies The question of whether the controversial global security giant G4S is institutionally amoral or merely ambivalent about its societal responsibilities amounts to the same outcome: the company is starting to pollute the global human rights initiatives that it has hypocritically signed up to. With over twelve thousand corporate participants, the most prominent …

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UK privacy groups lodge ICO complaint on Google health data deal

 By Simon Davies Several British rights groups have co-authored a complaint to the UK Information Commissioner, alleging that the use of Google cloud services for the processing of health information has created a serious violation of data protection law. The complaint warns that the arrangements leave open the possibility that Google may be processing personal …

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Former NSA contractor warns of “murky” interception arrangements

By Simon Davies __________________________ Update: Sunday June 30, 2013. 17.03 GMT Following a rather turbulent sequence of events in the reporting of this blog by the Observer and Guardian newspapers, coverage can now be found in the Guardian story here. _______________________ A former contractor to the US National Security Agency (NSA) has told the Privacy …

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New Post: Outsourcing Big Brother

 By Simon Davies Anxieties over the data relationship between government and corporations are not new. I managed to dig up this piece from the October 1996 edition of Wired (which I thought had been lost to the world) in which I investigate the early days of cloud and outsourcing. I thought it may be an …

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