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Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter.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

Blog Article

Herewith first impressions of the Government's proposal to criminalise "Revenge Pornography" since, if it is passed, this will be another type of material that those offering web or other publishing services for user generated content will need to include in their notice and takedown processes. Comments welcome, especially if you think there's something I've missed.

Blog Event

Tuesday's parallel session on legal and regulatory issues will cover new measures for enforcing the law (including copyright and defamation) on line, as well as an update DNS and regulation. Also watch out for  a plenary talk on the future of network regulation on Wednesday.

Keele University
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 13:00 to Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 13:00
Blog Article

The passing of the Defamation Act 2013 this week removes a couple of areas of legal uncertainty if you run a website, blog, etc. and someone else posts an article or comment that may be defamatory. First, provided you aren’t acting maliciously, you don’t risk liability merely by moderating what is posted. Second, the Act tries to ensure that defamation claims are settled either between the author and the person allegedly defamed, or by the courts.

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