Taking steps to protect ourselves from harm when using our digital persona is essential. The 10 Commandments For Digital Life set out some key considerations for us to follow when interacting with others online. Neira Jones, Barclaycard’s ex head of payment security has just published her 10 Commandments For Digital Life. It is a succinct […]
The Internet and social media now enable us to communicate with anyone who is online. And once we’ve clicked on that send button anything we say or do is suddenly out of our control… Or is it? How do you avoid ex employees or business partners tarnishing your good name over social media and social networking […]
The concept of organisations using a social media policy is still relatively new. But more companies are now turning to sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn in order to target potential customers and to raise business profile. So the need to have a social media policy in place to help reduce online risks is […]
Top Internet lawyer Graham Smith is alarmed by suggestions made ahead of last week’s Queen’s Speech that everyone may be allocated an Internet Protocol (IP) address when communicating over the Internet. The truism that an IP address denotes a device, not a human being, is ingrained in anyone with a technical understanding of the internet. Nothing gets […]
Is US Congress seriously considering tying its own hands in barring the introduction of further legislation concerning the Internet? It seems so. Californian Republican Congressman Darrell Issa is proposing a new Bill – the Internet American Moritorium Act (IAMA) which will put an end to further internet legislation for two years. Will this put an […]
I do hope we will have a better informed and constructive debate before those driving open (and royalty free) communications standards for an IPV6 world of ubiquitous global computing leave the "lawyer-bound West struggling in their wake.
It’s now estimated that 90 per cent of the world’s data was created over the last two years. That’s a staggering figure. All this data needs managing – the energy, storage space and networks required to process it are one thing, doing something with the data is another. Technology is everywhere and organisations needs to keep […]
My partners believe that government has no role in this process. I fear they are wrong. It has to get out of the way – actively removing both regulatory overheads that get in the way of trust and taxes which cost more (including by driving profit centres out of the UK) than they raise.
I regard the response to this consultation as critical to to the future of the Internet. Will it be ignored by all save the enthusiasts and those with vested interests. If so, we will have to live with the conseqeunces.
Brazil is close to passing the world’s first Internet Bill of Rights. The Marco Civil da Internet aims to guarantee basic protections for internet users, and is considered a major step forward for online law. In development since 2009, the civil regulatory framework was created through public consultation and has undergone many changes, eventually reaching the Brazilian Chamber this year. The Bill has […]