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Investigatory Powers Bill: Labour launches campaign for changes

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 13:50

The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, has announced a ten-day Labour Party campaign for further changes to the Investigatory Powers Bill. In an open letter to the Home Secretary, Theresa May,...


Eight sites added to High Court copyright blocklist

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 13:47

The High Court has ordered the UK’s largest broadband providers to block a further eight sites on grounds of copyright infringement, at the request of the Motion Picture Association of America...


European Commission publishes new e-Commerce package

Posted by Sam Frances on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 8:51

The European Commission has published a new e-Commerce packaging, described as “a three-pronged plan” aimed at “tackling geoblocking, making cross-border parcel delivery more affordable and efficient...


UK government consults on faster switching for broadband customers

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 15:45

The UK government has launched a call for evidence (pdf), seeking views on a number of consumer protection issues, including how to speed up the process for switching between broadband...


Home Secretary agrees to review of bulk data powers in Investigatory Powers Bill

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 9:55

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has agreed to an independent review into the case for bulk powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill. The agreement was revealed by the Shadow Home Secretary, Andy...


Copyright takedowns misused to censor negative reviews

Posted by Sam Frances on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 16:27

A recent article in the Guardian highlights the dangerous potential for abuse of the current copyright takedown system. The story concerns Annabelle Narey, who posted a negative review on Mumsnet of...

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