THE BCS INFORMATION
The BCS Information Privacy Expert Panel is
responsible for establishing and maintaining the position of the
BCS as an independent voice of authority within the field of information
This may include, but is not necessarily limited
to, issues arising from privacy, data protection, data sharing,
identity, freedom of information and digital right management.
It reports to the Security Forum Strategic Panel and has a particular
responsibility for the identification and addressing of information
privacy issues within the Society and the wider community.
IPEP's members are selected to represent a broad
spectrum of expertise across a range of industries, and include
technologists, lawyers and privacy practitioners from academia,
industry, service provision, healthcare and government sectors.
The panel provides both formal input and informal advice to BCS
policy, and contributes to policy of government and relevant non-government
IPEP has previously contributed to debates on
national identity cards and transformational government proposals,
and is currently considering issues as diverse as privacy of healthcare
records, IT project management processes and data sharing initiatives.