Will “.com” soon be a thing of the past? – Sophie Pugh

10 05 2015

domains_com-history-comAnyone now applying for a domain name for a new website is no longer restricted to using “.com”, “.net”, “.co.uk” or any of the other domain name suffixes that we have become so familiar with. Instead, they can choose from a wide variety of alternatives, including “.city”, “.London”, “.company” and “.university”. Read the rest of this entry »

Moonpig’s cyber security flaw: what a pigsty – Sophie Pugh

3 02 2015

MoonpigPersonalised greeting card company Moonpig recently became the latest in a string of companies to hit the headlines because of a flaw in its cyber security. The flaw was found by developer Paul Price back in August 2013. He contacted Moonpig and was told that it would fix the problem. Read the rest of this entry »

The Data Protection Act: a stone to sling at the Facebook Goliath? – Rhory Robertson and Sophie Pugh

29 07 2014

Facebook logo reflected in eyeWhen you log into Facebook the first thing you see is your ‘newsfeed’: a seemingly random collection of messages, status updates and photographs posted by your Facebook friends. We say “seemingly random” with scepticism because of course Facebook is not so rudimentary.  Read the rest of this entry »

How much control do we have over our personal information on the Internet? – Sophie Pugh

10 05 2014

technology-internet-law1The Internet has revolutionised the way we live our lives. We can book anything from a holiday to a haircut, transfer money, buy and sell almost anything, trade in stocks and shares and even go in search of our ‘soul-mate’. Read the rest of this entry »

#Trolling: Online abuse and the law – Rhory Robertson and Sophie Pugh

25 10 2013

TrollTrolling is an artificial construct and much misunderstood: see Clare Brown’s article here. So it is no surprise to find the absence of any consistent law governing conduct on the internet as a whole. The internet transcends boundaries in a way that most national laws do not. Read the rest of this entry »