The 10 Commandments of the Internet Age

The 10 Commandments of the Internet Age

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 […]

Protection of Freedoms Bill

Protection of Freedoms Bill

The Protection of Freedoms Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 11 February 2011. In the Queen’s Speech of May 2010, the government announced the introduction of legislation that would ‘restore freedoms and civil liberties through the abolition of identity cards and unnecessary laws’. Following this commitment, the Home Office introduced the Identity […]

Human Rights Act 1998

Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act 1998 gives further effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights and makes provision with respect to holders of certain judicial offices who become judges of the European Court of Human Rights. Over-interference in a person’s human rights by public authorities and those acting on their behalf […]

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination. Digital systems and networks are a medium for carrying out discriminating behaviour within the work place and appropriate measures must be in place to protect the organisation and staff. […]

Race Relations Act 1976

Race Relations Act 1976

Reference: UK/1976/C/74 Race relations legislation protects discrimination on racial grounds and relations between people of different racial groups. The Race Relations Act 1976 provides the framework legislation upon which further legal instruments have been based and which companies must comply with. Those using IT systems and networks must not send communications or act in a way that […]

Children Act 2004

Children Act 2004

The United Kingdom’s Children Act 2004 establishes sets out children’s services and sets up both a Children’s Commissioner in England and in Wales.  The Children Act 2004 also provides the framework for managing electronic records belonging to vulnerable children as well as data sharing protocols and guidance between health, education and social care professionals. The Children Act 2004 […]