Category Archives: Transparency

May the Fourth be with you!

It’s Local Election day today where I live, maybe where you live too. What you may not know is the added significance of this and future local elections to the provision of NHS and care services in your area. To … Continue reading

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What does a Citizen’s View of Government look like?

Rather than a “single Government Department” that does whatever it wishes, the alternative is to operate a citizen’s view of Government: a view which doesn’t assume the citizen has to learn how all of Government works – but for which, … Continue reading

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Text of speech given at Rowntree’s Governance Seminar on The Database State, 22 October 2008

I am posting this here, on 20/03/17, as I cannot find a copy elsewhere on the web. This is the text of a speech I gave while I was national coordinator of NO2ID at a CAOS (‘Combining All Our Strengths’) … Continue reading

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The Four Horsemen of our rights Apocalypse

Sam and I have been having a conversation, and this article (posted originally on disruptiveproactivity.com) was one of the results: The worst excesses of care.data’s mandate to collect and exploit your medical records are coming back, and the scheme’s descendants … Continue reading

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Permanent Secretaries’ objectives, plus links

Published on 20th December 2012, the list of Permanent Secretaries’ objectives unfortunately omits to name the Department for which each person is Permanent Secretary. (Indicative of a Whitehall mindset where such knowledge is assumed, or of the extraordinary level of … Continue reading

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