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Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter.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

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A long time ago, testing software was part of my job. To help with that I had an initial checklist of questions to pose to any new program: situations where I should check that it behaved as expected. Once it passed those basic checks I could get on to the more detailed testing specific to that particular program.

With the Government apparently about to "fast-track" another piece of internet law, it seemed worth trying to draw up a similar checklist for legislation. Here’s a second draft:

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I’ve made a Janet submission to the joint Parliamentary Committee considering the draft Communications Data Bill. It’s actually quite hard to predict what the effect of the Bill would be, as the Bill creates extremely wide powers for both the Home Secretary and Law Enforcement and the impact will depend on how those powers are used.

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