Category Archives: 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

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

Another update on the e-Privacy Regulation

A lot has been happening on the e-Privacy Regulation. Mostly it has been good news so I have not been issuing further  clarion calls for more lobbying. I hope I have not been naïve but I think our joint work … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Default settings, E-commerce, Regulation, Self-regulation

Facebook under siege

I am not afraid to express my views in crisp and forthright terms but never in a million years could I have imagined opening a blog with the following headline and words Tough new powers needed to curb Facebook’s  “digital … Continue reading

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

News on the e-Privacy Regulation

On 30th November, 2018 I wrote to Vice President Ansip of the European Union  on behalf of over fifty NGOs from all parts of the world, including from 26 of the 28 Member States of the EU. The letter addressed major … Continue reading

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