Articles by Justin Ibbett, UK

Justin Ibbett, UK

Justin currently studies public policy at the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He has a BA in History from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Administration from the London School of Economics. In between the two he worked in M&A as an investment banker.


Big Data and the Government: Friend not foe

The British Government recently launched ‘verify,’ a scheme that allows citizens to prove their identity online. The public reaction was less than enthusiastic. The Times, a reputable British newspaper, exclaimed in its headline ‘Virtual ID for everyone – Privacy fears over vast expansion of online services.’ In the post-Snowden environment it is privacy campaigners not…

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