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Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter.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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Some very interesting and positive messages came out of this week's Future of Data Protection Forum. Interestingly the forum didn't just focus on the draft European Regulation: partly because the final state of that is still unclear, but also because there was general agreement that reputable organisations shouldn't aim merely to comply with data protection law.

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The European Court's declaration today that the European Commission's fifteen year old decision on the US Safe Harbor scheme is no longer reliable is another recognition that Data Protection requires continuing assessment, rather than one-off decisions. European regulators have been recommending for years that neither data controllers nor companies to which they export data should rely on Safe Harbor certification alone. The U.K.

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