Category Archives: E-commerce
Yesterday both Houses of the UK Parliament agreed the designation of the BBFC as the age verification regulator for commercial pornography online. The end of a long road. Beginning of a new journey.
Yesterday I blogged about s.230 of the Communications Decency Act, 1996 and how a group of academics and civil society organizations were trying to persuade the US government to insist upon Canada and Mexico agreeing to adopt a version of … Continue reading
s. 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 1996 is the bit of US Federal law that confers a near-blanket immunity on internet intermediaries who facilitate the publication of content by third parties. You would think, in January 2018, anyone who … Continue reading
Following disclosures in 2015 VTech – the toy company – has now been fined US$650,000 by the Federal Trade Commission for disgraceful and inexcusable lapses in security. That is not a huge sum for a company the size of VTech … Continue reading
At last month’s Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, one of the acknowledged creators of the internet, Vint Cerf, was asked what he wished for in 2018. His reply was telling No further fragmentation of the internet. Conforming with a single set of … Continue reading