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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…

Facebook: Snitchgate

ESSAY: A story about Facebook went around twitter at the end of last week, a story that provoked quite a reaction: something that I had thought would be of interest…

IPP ruling: indefinite sentences breach human rights

IPP ruling: indefinite sentences breach human rights

Yesterday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) made a judgment on the case of James, Well and Lee v. the United Kingdom – one current and two former IPP…

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…

The privacy of the insignificant

The significance of the insignificant I watched yesterday’s parliamentary committee session on privacy and injunctions with interest – after all, privacy is one of my subjects. See here. The excellent…