Apr 5th 2017

Should removal of privacy be a condition of travel?

Are you prepared to hand over the passwords to your social media accounts to the USA authorities as a condition of wanting to go to America for a holiday, for business, to see family or to study? Probably not? Today’s news features a story that the US Government may consider asking UK travellers to the […]

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Mar 21st 2017

Lords Committee recommend greater privacy safeguards for children

In a wide ranging report on the online experience of young people the House of Lords’ Communications Committee has raised concern about the privacy of children. Alongside other proposals, the report puts forward a number of common-sense recommendations about how the data of young people can be protected online. The Committee calls on organisations that […]

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Mar 2nd 2017

Big wins in the battle to improve the Digital Economy Bill

The Government have accepted and in part apologised for the poor drafting and lack of detail in the Digital Economy Bill. Following the serious dressing down they received from the Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee the Government have confirmed that they will be amending some key parts of the Bill at report stage […]

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Feb 14th 2017

Government Cyber Security Strategy – how does encryption fit into all of this?

The new National Cyber Security Centre was officially opened today – although the unofficial opening was 5 months ago. The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond MP, gave a speech outlining the need for a stronger approach to cyber security and the need for all of us, Government, business and citizens to work together to improve our security […]

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