News: House of Lords votes for Leveson 2 amendment, Commons to vote again today

15 05 2018

The House of Lords yesterday voted, by a majority of 252 to 213, to restore a “Leveson 2” amendment to the Data Protection Bill.  The amendment was proposed by the respected cross bench peer Baroness Hollins. Read the rest of this entry »







News: Challenge to data sharing for immigration enforcement, permission granted – Emma Foubister

3 03 2018

On 1 March 2018, Mrs Justice Yip granted Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) permission to apply for judicial review of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which non-clinical patient data is shared between NHS Digital and the Home Office for the purposes of immigration enforcement. Read the rest of this entry »






Good luck banning fake news: here’s why it’s unlikely to happen – Zhongdong Niu

27 01 2018

French president Emmanuel Macron’s recent pledge to make a new law to tackle perceived fake news has touched nerves in some corners with its potential impact on freedom of expression. Read the rest of this entry »





Canada: Why governments must not block social media criticism – Justin Safayeni and Andrea Gonsalves

15 12 2017

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In the digital era, politicians and government agencies frequently find themselves the target of criticism on social media. There have been some startling news stories this year of public authorities blocking users or deleting unwelcome posts on social media sites, effectively silencing dissenting views in popular online forums. Read the rest of this entry »