Category Archives: Internet governance

More progress on tackling child sex abuse material

Things may be going crazy in Brussels but in Alexandria, Virginia, excellence and calm sanity remain the norm. The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) has just released the 9th edition of the always eagerly awaited Model Legislation and Global … Continue reading

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Mr Ansip’s Terms and Conditions

Is this what Mr Ansip has in mind for all companies’ Ts& Cs in the future? “Please feel free to distribute illegal content using our facilities. We won’t do anything to try to detect it or stop you. Knock yourself … Continue reading

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News from the front

Yesterday Ministers from the 28 Member States met to consider progress on the new e-Privacy Regulation. They could still not agree a final text so the matter remains unresolved. I have only been able to listen to those Ministers who … Continue reading

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A global protest

I have just  released the text of a letter I wrote on Friday to the President of the European Union, Mr Juncker, to Vice President Ansip, Commissioner Gabriel, the Austrian Presidency and Signor Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor. The … Continue reading

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Sexual Extortion and Nonconsensual Pornography

Carrying on a tradition of high quality and original research the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children has just released a report containing a chilling set of insights into the horrors that can overtake children and young people who … Continue reading

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Read this and weep

Hot news: on Thursday evening in Brussels officials working on the draft ePrivacy Regulation agreed they were at an impasse. They cannot reach a consensus on the text so the matter has been referred “upstairs” to see if the outstanding … Continue reading

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Think again Signor Buttarelli and friends

Most people with an interest in the field will now know the Article 29 Working Party no longer exists. It has been replaced by the European Data Protection Supervisory Board (EDPB). The EDPB is an independent body made up of … Continue reading

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