Various consultations relate to the European Data Protection Directive and its implementation
13 December 2012 at 10:04am
The Defamation Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Most of the MPs who talked about the new defences for website operators (clause 5 of the Bill) seemed to appreciate the complex balance between protecting reputation and protecting free speech, and agreed with the Justice Secretary:
3 January 2013 at 11:37am
The e-Privacy Directive's provisions on cookies exempt two classes of cookies from the requirement to gain consent (though if they relate to individual users, websites still need to inform users about them, under data protection law):
7 June 2012 at 3:10pm
Cookie Law Update By Andrew Cormack 13 June 2012, 12.30-13.30 In 2009 an apparently minor amendment was made to European telecoms privacy law that turns out to have significant implications for websites using cookies as well as other technologies such as e-mail tracking. The change became UK law in 2011 and will be enforced by the Information Commissioner from May 2012. Programme: Discuss what organisations can do to work towards compliance Discuss some examples of how others have responded to the law Q&A Session
6 June 2012 at 1:42pm
In discussing a legal framework for federated access management we’ve concluded that the right approach to use as a basis for exchanging attributes is that a particular attribute is “necessary” to provide a service. That implies both that service providers shouldn’t ask for attributes they don’t need, and also that where there is a choice of attributes that could be used they should choose the one that includes the smallest amount of unnecessary information.
30 May 2012 at 10:45pm
[This article was originally written for the TERENA Conference blog]
29 May 2012 at 7:55pm
The Cloud Legal Project have published a new paper on cloud service contracts, this time from the perspective of those outsourcing services to the cloud.
29 May 2012 at 7:18am
With enforcement of the UK’s new law on internet cookies due to begin this week, on Friday the Information Commissioner published a new version of his guidance on compliance. Although the Information Commissioner says the new version is a clarification, others have described it as a “striking shift”.
4 May 2012 at 8:52am
I'll be talking on "Privacy and the Cloud" at this symposium organised by Cisco
13 August 2012 at 10:57am
The Government Data Service have published draft identity and privacy principles for federated access management (FAM) systems. It’s interesting to compare these with the approach that has been taken by Research and Education Federations to see whether we have identified the same issues and solutions.
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