Alex Allan, the former UK Government e-Envoy is returning to the UK to be the Permamant Secretary to the Department of Constitutional Affairs, under Lord Falconer. c.f. the
announcement on the No10 Downing Street website. Apologies for not noticing this news earlier - where better to obscuree an official announcement, than by hiding it in plain view on the Prime Minister's website ?
Alex Allan was the real life equivalent of the Bernard Woolley character in the satirical TV series "Yes, Prime Minister" , to both John Major and Tony Blair.
The DCA - motto "Justice, rights and democracy"
sounds awfully similar to the Department for Administrative Affairs in the "Yes, Minister" series, but this time Alex Allan is taking the Sir Humphrey Appleby role.
He is a Grateful Dead fan with a website
We look forward to seeing his influence on the development of privacy policies and laws in the UK regarding RFID tags, given his membership of an international advisory panel to the EPCglobal standards and promotion body.