Category Archives: database state

‘Vaccination Passports’: State of Play

Having shared some thoughts in private discussion, it was suggested that posting a summary might be useful. So here it is (lightly edited): […reflecting on the discussion thus far] it seems we agree that ‘vaccination passports’ are unwarranted, in practice … Continue reading

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Identity and Immunity

Technology can be better than the failing app solutionism; the question is whether we will be, or whether following the worst of the tech world will leave us in the database state. Larry Brilliant is the American epidemiologist who, working … Continue reading

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Settled Status

This analysis of the Home Office Settled Status programme – based on published materials, official statements, and conversations with those assisting or affected by the scheme – suggests many significant questions remain to be answered if the scheme is to … Continue reading

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What does Government think it knows about you?

EU citizens, and others, are rightly concerned about the sources of data that Her Majesty’s Government will use to do data-matching as it decides who has residency, and who does not. In general, data quality across Government is terrible. Indeed, … Continue reading

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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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