British parliamentarians have approved of Theresa May’s snap election. The question some may have is what will happen to the Digital Economy Bill?
As the clock ticks down towards passage, the Open Rights Group has blasted the Digital Economy Bill. Among the concerns, the group says it is a “privacy disaster waiting to happen”.
The hugely controversial Digital Economy Bill has cleared the third reading. As a result, it has cleared the House of Lords and will move on to the final stage.
Fears of what Brexit could actually mean in the long term are certainly high right now. While uncertainty is stoking fears of the unknown, there could be a silver lining for digital rights supporters: it may throw certain international trade agreements at risk.
Can UK authorities serve wiretap orders to US companies? That is what is reportedly being negotiated between UK and US authorities.
While the public has access to trade agreement texts such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TTP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), one trade deal has been particularly elusive: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). While the full text is still being withheld from the public, the agreement was the center of […]
There’s been numerous developments recently over the battle for privacy. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that all encrypted communications must either have a government backdoor or banned. The US President, Barack Obama, agreed saying that governments shouldn’t be impeded by encryption. Newly leaked documents suggest that EU officials are also on board.
UK ISPs BT, Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin are reportedly hijacking their subscribers web browser sessions to try and push them to use porn filters.
Overblocking in the UK is once again grabbing headlines after the porn filters (often dubbed “The Great Firewall of Britain”) have added another high profile innocent victim: The Chaos Computer Club.
By Drew Wilson Libel is often a threat for many bloggers. The fear of a lawsuit can be enough for a blog owner to just close shop and move on to other things in life. Unfortunately, for bloggers residing in the UK, that threat of legal action didn’t come from a company or an individual. […]