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Terrorism and Extremism

Amber Rudd focusses on Internet in conference speech

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 18:39

Rudd announced plans to tighten terrorism laws to criminalise merely viewing terrorist content, as opposed to keeping a copy found on the Internet, as well as new legislation to criminalise...

UK prime minister calls on internet firms to remove extremist content within two hours

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:01

The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has told internet companies that they need to go “further and faster” in removing extremist content in a speech to the United Nations general assembly. The prime...

Former GCHQ head criticises Government’s approach to encryption

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 10:43

The former head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, has expressed criticism over the Government’s stance on encryption technology. Hannigan described encryption as an “overwhelmingly good thing” and criticised...

Theresa May proposes new laws on social media giants

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 11:45

Billed as a “right to innocence” initiative and in the run-up to the General Election, Theresa May has proposed forcing social media giants to delete the details of users stored before the age of 18...

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Germany to fine technology companies if they do not remove “fake news”

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 14:20

German ministers have recently approved plans to fine technology companies if they fail to remove hate speech and so-called “fake news” quickly enough. The law entails fines to the tune of...

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European Parliament officially adopts Terrorism Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 16:17

The European Parliament has officially adopted the EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism, which is designed to give police and prosecutors across the EU the ability to “fight and counter terrorism...

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