20 December 2012 at 8:19am
Following criticism of a number of recent arrests and prosecutions relating to postings on social media sites, the Director of Public Prosecutions  has published new draft guidelines. These confirm that postings that break criminal laws on threats, harassment and breaching court orders should generally be “prosecuted robustly” under the specific legislation for those crimes.
6 December 2012 at 10:49am
The Law Commission have published an interesting consultation paper on how the law of contempt of court is affected by the internet.
8 October 2012 at 10:29am
One of the big challenges in designing policies and architectures for federated access management is to reconcile the competing demands that the system must be both “privacy-respecting” and “just work”. For an international access management system to “just work” requires information about users to be passed to service providers, sometimes overseas.
10 August 2012 at 6:03pm
As the BBC are pointing out, there has been a lot to celebrate on Twitter recently. However there have also been quite a few instances of tweeters (the French refer to us/them as "twittos") getting it badly wrong. We should all know that "email is like a postcard", but sometimes it seems that "Twitter is like a megaphone" might be as useful a reminder.
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