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Lords: ‘right to be forgotten’ is ‘unreasonable’

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 22:19

Classifying search engines as data controllers under the Data Protection Directive is “unworkable, unreasonable and wrong in principle”, according to a group of UK peers. In a report on the...

Ofcom: New broadband users shun porn filters

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 18:01

The vast majority of new broadband users are choosing to reject network level content filtering, according to a report by industry regulator Ofcom. Following government pressure to introduce child...

Academics: DRIP bill goes beyond data retention status quo

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 22:19

The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (DRIP) will significantly extend the UK surveillance regime, rather than merely preserving the status quo, according to a group of 15 legal...

MPs approve DRIP law

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 14:45

MPs have approved the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) bill. In a vote last night, the DRIP was approved by a vote of 449 to 33, despite public controversy over the fast-tracking of the...

Russia to force local storage of personal data

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 14:45

The Russian Duma has passed legislation that will force social networks and other online services to store personal data about Russian citizens within the country’s borders. Bill number 553424-6,...

Emergency legislation on data retention

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 13:14

Further to yesterday’s story, the government has now published emergency legislation to continue the data retention regime. The emergency bill has cross-party backing. Liberal-Democrat support...

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