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Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK) is a lecturer in the UEA Law School, specifically in the fields of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law. His research relates most directly to human rights and the internet, and in particular privacy rights.

DRIP: normalising the surveillance state

DRIP: normalising the surveillance state

Yesterday’s shameful passing of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, nodded through without amendment and without even the perceived need for a vote in the House of Lords, was…

Snoopers’ Charter Mark 2: another predictable emergency

Snoopers’ Charter Mark 2: another predictable emergency

Yesterday’s announcement by David Cameron and Nick Clegg that the coalition was going to expedite emergency surveillance legislation is something that should concern all of us, not just privacy activists.…

Google and your right to be forgotten

Google and your right to be forgotten

Yesterday’s ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, effectively putting into place a ‘right to be forgotten’ has sent shockwaves through the internet. It is a bold…

An open internet begins at home, Mr Hague!

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, today gave a speech in which he suggested that ‘An open internet is the only way to support security and prosperity for all.’ It was…

Cocking a snook at regulators

How do you avoid having harsh regulation thrust upon you? Well, a good first step is don’t demonstrate complete disrespect for those who might wish to – and even have…

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