On the recent trial run of our new course on Filtering and Monitoring we invited students to discuss the Home Office requirement to "consider the use of filters as part of their overall strategy to prevent people being drawn into terrorism".
I'll be talking about legal issues of Learning Analytics and the General Data Protection Regulation
Organisations connecting to Janet are required to implement three policies: the Eligibility Policy determines who may be given access to the network; the Security Policy sets out responsibilities for protecting the security of the network and its users; the Acceptable Use Policy identifies a small number of act
I'll be talking on Tuesday about how the General Data Protection Regulation will create some more reasons for organisations to practise good information security.
The Board of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) have now released the final version of their net neutrality guidelines, following a public consultation that received nearly half a million responses. These seem to have resulted in clarifications of the draft version, rather than any significant change of policy.
The latest announcement from the Article 29 Working Party on the US-EU Privacy Shield also suggests that there shouldn't be any short-term surprises for those using the other justifications for exporting personal data to the USA.
A new EU law, created earlier this year, requires public network providers to ensure "network neutrality" – roughly, that every packet be treated alike unless there are legitimate reasons not to.
Now that the General Data Protection Regulation has been completed, the European Commission is reviewing the ePrivacy Directive. This law was introduced in 2002 as part of the telecommunications framework, and it was recognised at the time that it was likely to be largely replaced by a future general privacy law.
A few hours after the result of Thursday's referendum on membership of the European Union, I gave a presentation on the significance of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, due to come into force in May 2018. That might seem a waste of time, but my suggestion was that the referendum result might in fact make the GDPR more important to us.