Category Archives: Internet governance

Online Harms White Paper – the obvious problem

Some time ago I read a discussion of strategies online businesses might adopt to try to avoid the clutches of potential or actual Regulators. Without embarrassment or apology it was suggested companies deliberately bundle and entangle lots of things.  Why? … Continue reading

Posted in Default settings, E-commerce, ICANN, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation, Uncategorized

Scary stuff

Over 90% of households in the UK receive their domestic broadband service via one of the “Big Four” ISPs. Each supplies customers with a set of family filters to restrict access to content considered unsuitable for children. These filters are … Continue reading

Posted in Default settings, Google, Internet governance, Location, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation, Uncategorized

No surprises but it’s still radical!! Big round of applause

The UK Government’s long-awaited White Paper on Online Harms finally appeared today. It has been warmly welcomed by children’s, parents’ and other civil society organizations. That’s because it is a first-rate document, signalling the beginning of a new approach to … Continue reading

Posted in Default settings, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Three choices

As regular readers will know, in the UK, Government policies typically, or at any rate often,  emerge  in the following way: arising from events or a manifesto commitment a “Green Paper” is issued as a consultative document. It sets out … Continue reading

Posted in Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Draft comment on the UNCRC is being prepared

Sonia Livingstone and others are preparing a draft comment on the UNCRC This is important. I hope lots of people will respond.  

Posted in Default settings, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

An interesting case and UKCCIS gets a mention

This morning I read the judgement in the case of A, a young adult male who had a range of learning and other difficulties.  His local authority was very involved in making arrangements for A’s care and it had come … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Default settings, Facebook, Internet governance, Pornography, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

A bulletin from California

The UK’s Secretary of State responsible for internet policy, Jeremy Wright MP, is in California this week meeting various high tech companies ahead of a soon-to-be-released White Paper which will shape Britain’s future policy on a range of internet harms … Continue reading

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