Baroness Gardner of Parkes

Baroness Gardner of Parkes Conservative Peer.



House of Lords debates Privacy: Pervasive Computing 18 July 2006

Whether they will introduce legislation to protect privacy in response to the growth of pervasive computing.
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology states in its POST note that it is important that the volume of transmitted data should be kept to a minimum, that transmissions should be encrypted and sent anonymously without reference to the owner and that security should be treated as ongoing. The Minister has said that security will be treated as ongoing. Evidently, there is some concern about whether manufacturers should be encouraged to build in safeguards from the very earliest stage. Will the Minister comment on that?