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EURIM Information Governance Working Group

The group aims to help rebuild confidence in the online world by addressing the conflicts of guidance that get in the way of good practice.  These include UK/EU legislation that forbids or mandates different approaches towards the sharing of information according to circumstances that require judgements on which few can agree, with the risk that wrong decisions by over-worked and under-trained junior members of staff can lead to personal tragedy or corporate bankruptcy.

The measures of success include:

  • ensuring UK/EU governance regimes that make it a location of choice for the identity and information services that are at the heart of global electronic commerce;

  • improving the quality (accuracy, availability, presentation etc.) of the information used for public service delivery and for policy formation, implementation and performance monitoring.

  • ensuring that all responsible for action have access to clear and practical guidance as to what should, or should not, be retained or shared, with whom and under what circumstances.

Introduction, Objectives and Strategy

Forward Programme and Forthcoming Meetings

Recent Meetings

Group Outputs (Papers and Briefings)

Other Relevant Documents & Links

Members Page – for meeting details, minutes, working drafts, and additional group information

 

 

Introduction, Objectives and Strategy

This group builds on previous work on Privacy, Personal Identity and Data Sharing, from the debate on the original EU Data Protection Directive and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers, through exercises on Medical Data Protection and on Identity Cards, to work on the importance of Identity governance (not just systems), Unlocking the Value of Information: “From Toxic Liability to Strategic Asset”, the problems caused by lack of attention to quality “Improving the Evidence Base” and the need to move from Security by afterthought to “Security by Design”.

That work led to a growing appreciation of the need for industry (users as well as supplies) to work together to embed good practice within collaborative relationships and ensure problems are not compounded by governments and regulators  dictating local “solutions” without recognising that business has to increasingly operate across application, jurisdictional and other boundaries.

The group is therefore working to organise a major policy study with the aim of joining up UK/EU regulatory structures and initiatives so as to:

  • attract and foster reputable, wealth-creating businesses with regulatory regimes that support and encourage good practice, including for secure interoperability with trusted partners in other parts of the world under different legislative and regulatory regimes;

  • avoid driving reputable businesses offshore to avoid spending time and money on tick box regulatory regimes which get in the way of good customer service;

  • reduce reliance on systems that are liable to catastrophic failure, let alone data leakage.

The long-term aims include to:

  • ensure that our growing reliance on the online world is not inhibited by fear of e-crime and the consequences of failure to ensure adequate cybersecurity;

  • preserve and enhance UK/EU competitiveness by making it a natural hub for global law enforcement: civil (including contracts and disputes) as well as criminal;

  • ensure democratically accountable regimes for partnership policing (law enforcement and industry) and cybersecurity: locally, nationally, regionally (e.g. pan-EU) and internationally;

  • ensure compatible identity, data protection, sharing and surveillance regimes that attract rather than repel globally trusted information operations.

The strategy is to build a leadership team with a track record of success that can credibly deliver the long term objectives.

The short term objectives for that team include to:

  • help ensure UK/EU proposals for regulatory and legislative initiatives face joined up scrutiny;

  • identify case studies of success that make it easier to build on and join up what already works;

  • build on the work of the EURIM Security by Design Subgroup and ensure that security/privacy by design/default is embedded in new public sector systems and procurements;

  • build on the work of the Value and Quality of Information subgroups and update information management skills;

  • ensure political appreciation of the importance of the issues and also of the experience already available from successful identity and information assurance schemes;

  • look at the issues from the perspective of the victims of impersonation, corporate or individual.

Strategy
Parliamentary and political: to change the nature of current debate on data protection and information assurance by showing that the secure sharing of good quality information is commonplace, including in the public sector and that the need is to replicate, reinforce, reward and build on existing good practice.

Industrial and professional: to provide a neutral umbrella for officials to meet with industry (users as well as suppliers and consultants) to discuss practical co-operation in overcoming fragmentation and confusion regarding responsibilities, liabilities and governance, including for handling interactions between those who do not trust each other as well as those who do.

Generic:
to work with and through partners, including the European Internet Foundation and Internet Caucus and their members and supporters, to assemble consortia of those who need to deliver results, not just those who wish to study problems or sell solutions.

Parliamentary Chairman: Earl of Erroll
Parliamentary Vice Chairmen: To be confirmed
Industry Chairman: John Bullard (IdenTrust)
Industry Vice Chairmen:

Electronic Voter Registration - Paul Wilson (De La Rue)
Quality of Information - Guy Daines (CILIP)
Privacy – Alma Whitten (Google)
Secure Sharing - Rob Carmichael (Atkins)

Rapporteurs: Dr David Wright supported by Dr Edward Phelps

Parliamentary Monitors

Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Baroness Neville-Jones

Members: Alcatel-Lucent, Atkins, Barnardo's, BCS, BT, Cassidian, CEDR, CILIP, Cisco, Citibank, CPHC, CSC, De La Rue, Experian, Everything Everywhere, Fujitsu, Gemalto, IBM, IdenTrust, Intellect, ISACA, ISC², ISSA, Kaspersky, LINX, Logica, McAfee, Microsoft, NEN Trust, Nominet, RIM, Royal Mail, SAS, SOCITM, Symantec, Trend Micro, The Law Society, UK Payments Admin, VocaLink, Wave Systems
Observers and Partners: All-Party Space Committee, Audit Commission, BIS, Cabinet Office, Centre for Policy Studies, CESG, Citizens Advice, Conservative Technology Forum, Consumer Focus, Cumbria Police, DCLG, DEFRA, Directgov, DWP, ERA, FSS, Government Connect, Home Office, House of Commons Library, IAAC, ICO, IPPR, IPS, Met Police, MoJ, NAO, NFSA, NPIA, OII, ONS, UKERNA, UK NTAC

 

Work Programme for 2011-2012

Quarters 1 and 2

Quarter 3

  • Assemble leadership team for major study and produce outline work programme, including objectives, structure, methodologies and timescales for discussion with target participants.

  • Produce formal response to consultation on the implementation of Electronic Voter registration systems.

Quarter 4

  • “Come and Join Us”  recruitment activities for major study.

  •  Identification of research topics for academic partners.

  • Identification of initiatives to be subjected to joined up scrutiny.

2012 Quarter 1

  • Launch of major policy study.

  • Launch of joint scrutiny panel.

 

Forthcoming Meetings

All sub-groups work mainly by e-mail/teleconference with physical review meetings at approximately six-week intervals. The Information Governance Group has been asked to organise a high profile political briefing meeting in June/July for the new intake of MPs. The precise date has yet to be fixed.

Date Description
     

 

Recent Meetings and Papers

Date Subject Papers
16 Oct 12 Data Protection Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Jul 12 Meeting to review the EU Regulation "on electronic identification and trusted services for electronic transactions in the internal market" Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Comments on eID proposal from Piotr CoftaEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
11 Jun 12 Inaugural meeting of the Cross-Border Transactions Subgroup - cutting the cost of pan-EU payments and making a reality of the Single Market Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
01 May 12 Data Protection Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
05 Apr 12  Trusted Computing Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only  
22 Mar 12 Inaugural meeting of EURIM subgroup on Data Protection Summary Report
Presentation
08 Mar 12  Trusted Computing Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only  
16 Feb 12  Trusted Computing Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only 
23 Jan 12 Identity Governance Subgroup meeting to agree action plans arising from the preceding joint meeting with the EIF and to review progress with plans for Masters Programmes to address research topics, the Cloud and Trusted Computing sub-groups, the new “Trust to Cost” sub-group and the meeting to collate responses to Cabinet Office drafts being circulated to members for comment.  
17 Jan 12 Trusted Computing Group meeting to review guidance on the procurement and use of trusted computing products and services for applications which are expected to communicate only with known devices Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
19 Dec 11  Identity Governance Meeting  Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only 
13 Dec 11 Initial planning meeting on Trusted Computing Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only 
24 Oct 11 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
07 Sep 11 Info & Gov Leadership Team Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
13 Jul 11 Identity Governance Subgroup Scoping Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
13 May 11 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
28 Apr 11 Quality of Information Subgroup Meeting   
23 Mar 11 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
23 Feb 11 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
17 Feb 11 Quality of Information Subgroup Meeting  Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
07 Dec 10 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary Report
Presentation
22 Nov 10 Individual Voter Registration Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Nov 10 Quality of Information Subgroup meeting  
21 Oct 10 Individual Voter Registration Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
14 Sep 10 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Sep 10 Quality of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
26 Jul 10 Individual Voter Registration Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
26 Jul 10 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
30 Jun 10 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
15 Jun 10 Identity Governance Subgroup meeting on electronic Individual Voter Registration (eVR) Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Presentation - Erland FlaterudEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Presentation - Paul WilsonEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
08 Jun 10 Quality of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
26 May 10 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
29 Apr 10 Quality of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
27 Apr 10 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
20 Apr 10 Electronic Voter Registration Teleconference NotesEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
15 Apr 10 Quality of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
25 Mar 10 ID Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
18 Mar 10 Quality of Information Follow-up Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
22 Feb 10 Joint with the Audit Commission: Uncovering the Truth: Using Information to Deliver More for Less: A roundtable discussion Report
Recording 1 [.wav] (5MB)
Recording 2 [.wav] (8MB)
03 Feb 10 Identity Governance Subgroup scoping meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
13 Nov 09 Security by Design Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
06 Nov 09 Basic Principles Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
22 Oct 09 Editorial team for Information Assurance paper  
09 Oct 09 Security by Design Subgroup Meeting to review first draft of group report  
21 Sep 09 Meeting on Compliance with Government Connects Codes of Practice Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
16 Sep 09 Basic Principles Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
03 Sep 09 Value of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
28 Jul 09 Value of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
21 Jul 09 Meeting on Compliance with Government Connects Codes of Practice Draft Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Jul 09 Basic Principles Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Jul 09 Security by Design Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
23 Jun 09 Meeting of the Subgroup Chairs Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
05 Jun 09 Value of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
07 May 09 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary Report
07 May 09 Value of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
01 May 09 Basic Principles Subgroup Meeting Summary Report
27 Apr 09 Security by Design Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Apr 09 Identity Governance Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Apr 09 Basic Principles Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Basic Principles Framework - Concept DiagramsEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Information Governance in the Context of Policy EvaluationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
08 Apr 09 Value of Information Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Notes of Meeting with Catriona Massey of the Knowledge Council
EURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Emerging Themes from Desk ResearchEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
05 Mar 09 Data Value Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
03 Mar 09 Security by Design Subgroup Meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
18 Feb 09 'Data Value' work-stream scoping meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
12 Feb 09 'Security by Design' work-stream scoping meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
23 Jan 09 'Basic Principles' work-stream scoping meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
18 Dec 08 Directors' Round Table follow-up forward planning meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
24 Nov 08 The Directors Roundtable on Information Governance Summary Report
Anonymous TranscriptEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
More details...
14 Nov 08 Data Sharing Subgroup meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Presentation from ExperianEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Presentation from EDTEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Oct 08 Group meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
PresentationEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
List of supporting papersEURIM Members & Registered Observers only
29 Aug 08 Data Sharing Subgroup meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
09 Jul 08 Data Sharing Subgroup meeting Summary ReportEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only

 

Group Outputs (Papers & Briefings)

Date

Type of Output

Title

Aug 12 Consultation Response Submission to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee’s Call for Evidence on the proposals to reform EU data protection lawsEURIM Members & Registered Observers Only
Sep 11 Consultation Response EURIM Response to Political and Constitutional Reform Committee Call for evidence: The Government’s proposals on Electoral Administration
Jul 11 Discussion Document 'Policy toolbox' for identity assurance - please send comments to Dave Wright c/o eurim@eurim.org
Jun 11 Status Report Quality of Information - Improving the Evidence Base
Mar 11 Status Report Individual Voter Registration - Lessons from Overseas - Summary
Mar 11 Status Report Individual Voter Registration - Lessons from Overseas
Dec 10 Status Report Why world-class Identity Governance is central to UK economic performance
Oct 10 Status Report Can society afford to rely on security by afterthought not design? - Status Report
Oct 10 Status Report Summary Can society afford to rely on security by afterthought not design? - Summary
Oct 10 Status Report 4-Page Can society afford to rely on security by afterthought not design? - 4 Page
Nov 09 Status Report Summary From Toxic Liability to Strategic Asset: Unlocking the Value of Information
Sep 09 Status Report Unlocking the Value of Information
Mar 09 Response Communications Group: Response to the Digital Britain Interim Report
Jun 08 Case Studies Case Studies associated with the Identity Management & Information Parliamentary Showcase held on 10 June 2008
Feb 08 Group Position Paper Information Sharing Protocols
Response from Tom Watson MP
Feb 08 Consultation Response EURIM response to the Thomas-Walport Consultation
Outputs prior to 2008

 

Other Relevant Documents and Links

Topics for Masters Students(Final Draft)
EurimIdea Google site: https://sites.google.com/site/eurimidea/
Valuing Information as an Asset by Chris Higson & Dave Waltho
What is Information Governance?
ISAF/BCS Personal Data Guardianship Code - www.bcs.org/datacode
Public Procurement Sub Group Status Report: Good Practice in Procurement
Outputs prior to 2008

 

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