Category Archives: Facebook

Facebook and the GDPR

Last week in Dublin Facebook and Google gathered together a substantial proportion of the “thought leadership” of the online child safety world from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  It has become an annual event. Nothing else on the calendar … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Regulation, Self-regulation, Uncategorized

Good news and bad news from across the pond

A great article appeared in the Canadian Globe and Mail earlier this week.  It was written  by Peter MacKay a former Federal Attorney General of Canada. In the article MacKay reminds us, and here is the bad news, that even … Continue reading

Posted in Default settings, E-commerce, Facebook, Google, ICANN, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

2018 – transparency will be the key

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

Posted in Default settings, E-commerce, Facebook, Google, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

Birds of a feather flock together

A key Enlightenment value is a commitment to a spirit of enquiry, a recognition of the importance of opening oneself to a variety of opinions, experiences and knowledge, accepting that such exposure may cause you to alter your existing views … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Google, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Questions about the GDPR

Thanks to a series of guidance notes that have been issued by the Article 29 Working Party we now know a lot more about the way several parts of the GDPR are likely to work when they come into force … Continue reading

Posted in Consent, Default settings, E-commerce, Facebook, Google, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

A comment from Facebook

I got an email underlining that the author of the piece I blogged about  earlier today ceased to work for Facebook a long time ago.  I also received a link that isn’t displaying properly on my machine so I reproduce … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

The Green Paper and other things

I have now read all of the Green Paper more thoroughly and there is no doubt in my mind, in terms of its scope and much of its language, it is extremely good.  Of course, at its heart, is the … Continue reading

Posted in E-commerce, Facebook, Google, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation