Category Archives: Location

Mobile phones as electronic tags for victims of domestic abuse

Interesting release by the excellent Jennifer Perry at the Digital Safety Trust. ¬†Although the focus is on domestic abuse – an extremely important issue in its own right – ¬†it has obvious implications for other types of abusive behaviour Domestic … Continue reading

Posted in Location, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation, Uncategorized

Taking stock of the Coalitions

  In December, 2011, Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes identified five areas where she wanted to see internet companies taking action to make the internet a better place for kids. In the name of self-regulation Kroes asked … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Age verification, Child abuse images, Consent, Default settings, E-commerce, Facebook, Google, Internet governance, Location, Microsoft, Pornography, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

The law needs to change

  There are (at least) two aspects to everything we do when we make a phone call, send an email, post something online or visit a web site. One is what we say or the action we take. That is … Continue reading

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

The murkier side of apps and ecommerce

  The Office of Fair Trading is the UK’s competition watchdog. This is how they describe their work The OFT’s mission is to make markets work well for consumers. Markets work well when businesses are in open, fair and vigorous … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Age verification, Apple, CEOP, Consent, Default settings, E-commerce, Google, Internet governance, Location, Microsoft, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

Big Brother in your pocket

  The American Association for the Advancement of Science met in Boston last week to survey and discuss, erm, the advancement of science. Lots of interesting stuff going on with the boys and girls in white coats. One particular piece … Continue reading

Posted in Consent, Default settings, E-commerce, Internet governance, Location, Pornography, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

Research Agenda – Update 1

  Good to know my blogs can prompt responses. I have a few suggested additions to my list of unanswered questions or topics that need further examination or thought. Fraud This is tied up with aspects of eCommerce and payments … Continue reading

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My research agenda

  I expect we all have ideas buzzing around our heads about unanswered questions which, if we had the time and the money, we would like to see resolved. Below is my current list. Some are probably not research proposals … Continue reading

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