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I am not getting over excited about this….

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is a key bit of the US Government.  It has just announced a review of  its “International Internet Policy Priorities” . It wants comments by 2nd July. The  terms of reference make clear … Continue reading

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Article 29, WHOIS and ICANN contd.

Join ICANN and see the world. Last Thursday in Vancouver the ICANN Board gave its response to Article 29’s and the Government Advisory Committee’s  representations about the GDPR, which comes into effect in less than one week. In essence ICANN … Continue reading

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Facebook and the GDPR

Last week in Dublin Facebook and Google gathered together a substantial proportion of the “thought leadership” of the online child safety world from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  It has become an annual event. Nothing else on the calendar … Continue reading

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Facebook and a lack of transparency

I am trying to imagine how things could get worse for Facebook. I’m having difficulty. Of one thing I am certain, however, things cannot possibly get better without there being some sort of transparency mechanism which has a strong independent … Continue reading

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Progress on compensation for victims

55 US State Attorneys are now supporting change in the law to compensate sex abuse victims whose images have gone online. We need to get  something like this established as a global standard. Well done Marsh Law for staying on … 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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