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More on moderation – and car number plates

Turns out there is already a legal action underway concerning the position of moderators. It is being brought against Microsoft by two ex-employees. It will be interesting to see how the case pans out. Microsoft has almost always been a leader … Continue reading

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Looks like 13 for the UK

Yesterday the British government announced its intention to bring a Bill to Parliament to enact the provisions of the GDPR, thereby embedding them in UK law. Brexit? What Brexit? The story led the news throughout the day. There is no … Continue reading

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Woe, woe and thrice woe

On Monday the Daily Telegraph – a leading UK broadsheet (with a thoroughly conservative pedigree) –  led with this headline:  Home gadgets open to hackers. The story was about the dangers to society in general and our individual well-being in … Continue reading

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More warnings about the Internet of Toys

On Monday the Financial Times carried a report of a new warning from the FBI about the dangers to children and young people arising from Smart toys made by a slew of companies …increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor … Continue reading

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As I would have said….

Yesterday I appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “World at One”, the current affairs lunchtime slot. If you download the podcast you’ll find the interview starts at 36 minutes and 55 seconds. Why was there a story in the first place? That … Continue reading

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No need to feel powerless

When people ask me what I do I often say I see my role as convincing others there are things that can be done to make the internet a safer and better place. We need to learn from each other, pay … Continue reading

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GDPR update on Article 8

Poland’s and Sweden’s Data Protection Agencies are both recommending 13 to their national Parliaments. Final decisions not taken yet.

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