Regulatory Developments

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One of Janet’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

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I've been at several conferences recently on how Data Protection law is developing, and they've left me less than optimistic. By the end of 2015 Europe will have been working for four years on a Regulation "on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data", but I’m now doubting whether the result will actually achieve either of those.

Blog Document

I was invited to speak at the Russell Group IT Directors' meeting yesterday, on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and its implications for universities. My slides are attached to this post.

Most of the Act is concerned with human, rather than technology, issues but the Act does require universities and colleges to have "due regard for the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism". However, as I concluded:

Blog Event

I'll be presenting a workshop and discussion session on 'From Mobile Device Policy to BYOD' at Jisc's Digifest on Monday 9th March. Come along and hear why Bring Your Own Device may not be as scary as you think

My slides are now published on slideshare

ICC, Birmingham
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:00 to Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 17:00
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