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One of Jisc’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Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter.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.

NEW: To help navigate the many posts on the General Data Protection Regulation, I've classified them as most relevant to developing a GDPR compliance process, GDPR's effect on specific topics, or how the GDPR is being developed. Or you can just use my free GDPR project plan.

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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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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.

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Next month I'll be going to an academic conference on Google Spain and the "Right to be Forgotten" (actually, "right to be delinked") so I thought I'd better organise my thoughts on why, as a provider and user of communications and information services, the decision worries me. And I am much more worried by the decision itself and the train of proposed law it seems to have created than by how Google has responded.

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