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Looking for help with new Young Officers web site

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Good Idea!

I've just joined the yo-yo site too, I'm a TASO though, wont be a problem, being a part timer, will it?
 
#5
No I am TA, the whole point is there is no boundries. It is meant to link us with our regular counterparts.
As well as hold an annual Ball
 
#6
Probably being a bit of a naysayer here but this website is asking for quite a bit of personal information, Name address, army number, regiment etc. Is there a way a mod can check you out first?

I know this would put my mind at ease when giving out such info.
 
#7
We are both part of 51 Scottish Bde and have several backers within our Bde!!
The Taocc which is run by Bde knows us as we went through that system. This is why we are trying to get this going, as support for us YO's is poor.
 
#8
No my point was that you could be anyone asking for this info. Just was hoping someone could confirm you're legit etc before I give out my details and army number.
 
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evilone said:
We are both part of 51 Scottish Bde and have several backers within our Bde!!
The Taocc which is run by Bde knows us as we went through that system. This is why we are trying to get this going, as support for us YO's is poor.
So what you're saying is that 51 Bde will use vetting and security clearance resources for what is essentially a private website with no official sanction or standing wich seeks "sensitive personal information" about would -be members.There must be Data Protection Act issues here
 
#11
AntPhillip, We have backing form the Bde and our Regt so if you require to CHECK us out then fine. Why is info such a drama, we only ask these to protect the integrity of the web site and yes keep it exclusive for Officers.
 
#12
I am confused that you see it that way, we totaly are separate form the Bde but had to give presentations to Bde and Div to be allowed to put it out. Yes it is a private website for Officers, that is the whole point!!

The Bde has no input into the website, we have spent 18 months of our own time developing a quality product designed to help YO's and Officers in general find and locate info. The secondary task was to get the UK's YO network up and active to allow for sharing of info and experience.
 
#13
The problem evilone, you must understand, is that people value their privacy and the internet is a very dangerous place for this.

Right now the mods of this forum could say which city i live in, what ISP I use etc etc. But they do not know my name, my address and army number.

If I tell you, which I would be doing by completing registration to your forum, I'd like to know I'm not giving it to a random person or the such. If you can give a number of contact so we can check your validity fine.

In the end you must admit personal security must come first in this day and age and making yourself a target is not a wise option.
 
#14
NO! 51Bde wont, but we have to show that the site is managed and checked. If people have issues with giving the info then fine. They dont need to log on.

We fully understand that in the modern climate the word integrity is pretty much gone. Perhaps we have taken the Queen's Commision to strongly and that as Officers we have to have Integrity. This maybe a problem to some but as above if people want to log on Great, if not then neither part has lost a thing.
 
#15
It may have taken you 18 months, but ten minutes with a dictionary would have been time well spent. Dug out this gem on your site...

Please enter contact in your Regiment that we can contact to verify yourself, preferabley you Adjudent
What the hell is an "Adjudent"? Sounds like some kind of witchfinder general figure. Oh, hang on...
 
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evilone said:
I am confused that you see it that way, we totaly are separate form the Bde but had to give presentations to Bde and Div to be allowed to put it out. Yes it is a private website for Officers, that is the whole point!!

The Bde has no input into the website, we have spent 18 months of our own time developing a quality product designed to help YO's and Officers in general find and locate info. The secondary task was to get the UK's YO network up and active to allow for sharing of info and experience.
You saythat 51 Bde and 2 Div have no input into your site,how then can you carry out "SECURITY VETTING"?if you intend to do it by Army Number you require a connection into the APC database.I think anyone employed there found abusing their position to carry out such checks for a private concern would find themselves in deep sh!t tout suite.if you intend to do it by other means(?) I believe my concerns about Data Protection and legality remain valid
 
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Perusing this thread, I thought to myself - why is this YO site not a spin-off from the army/MOD sites, in the same way as Bdes, regimental web-sites etc are. Some time ago I remember our fellow poster Polar posting a link to a discussion forum/website for his unit. This was an armynet site but using ARRSE-like software technology. The truth is, why should anyone trust a privately-owned website to have efective anti-intruder firewalls and not leak info from its server into the wrong hands? I wouldn't, that's for sure. It might be secure but it might be in some geek's back bedroom. Who knows where a site resides when you look at it on t'internet? I'm sure the intentions are sound, but it's not the intentions of the administrators/owners that I'd be worried about.
 
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galgenberg said:
So what you're saying is that 51 Bde will use vetting and security clearance resources for what is essentially a private website with no official sanction or standing wich seeks "sensitive personal information" about would -be members.There must be Data Protection Act issues here
Priciples of the Data Protection Act

1. Fairly and lawfully processed
2. Processed for specified purpose
3. Adequate, relevent and not excessive
4. Accurate, and where necessary, kept up to date
5. Not kept for longer than is necessary
6. Processed in line with the rights of the individual
7. Kept secure
8. Not transferred to countries outside the Eropean Economic Area unless there is adequate protection for the information

Where is the Data Protection Act issue?
Don't spout make contructive contributions to any forum you are part of.
 
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stabtastic said:
Perusing this thread, I thought to myself - why is this YO site not a spin-off from the army/MOD sites, in the same way as Bdes, regimental web-sites etc are. Some time ago I remember our fellow poster Polar posting a link to a discussion forum/website for his unit. This was an armynet site but using ARRSE-like software technology. The truth is, why should anyone trust a privately-owned website to have efective anti-intruder firewalls and not leak info from its server into the wrong hands? I wouldn't, that's for sure. It might be secure but it might be in some geek's back bedroom. Who knows where a site resides when you look at it on t'internet? I'm sure the intentions are sound, but it's not the intentions of the administrators/owners that I'd be worried about.
Second that,I'm sure it wouldn't be that hard to penetrate given a minimum of easily available info as was demonstrated on the late lamented U-F and 24 sites
 
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chopper said:
galgenberg said:
So what you're saying is that 51 Bde will use vetting and security clearance resources for what is essentially a private website with no official sanction or standing wich seeks "sensitive personal information" about would -be members.There must be Data Protection Act issues here
Priciples of the Data Protection Act

1. Fairly and lawfully processed
2. Processed for specified purpose
3. Adequate, relevent and not excessive
4. Accurate, and where necessary, kept up to date
5. Not kept for longer than is necessary
6. Processed in line with the rights of the individual
7. Kept secure?
8. Not transferred to countries outside the Eropean Economic Area unless there is adequate protection for the information?

Where is the Data Protection Act issue?
Don't spout make contructive contributions to any forum you are part of.
http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/80029

How would anyone know?

You also have no answer to the security vetting question.
 
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