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Terrorism and Extremism

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...

Tech giants join forces to curb spread of online terrorist content

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 13:57

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have announced a joint-initiative to help curb the spread of terrorist content online. According to a joint statement by the companies, they will commit to...

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OSCE issues communiqué on free expression and counter-terrorism

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 10:06

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest security-focused intergovernmental organisation, has published a communiqué “on free expression and the fight...

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