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  • Internet Governance Forum 2014

    Starts: 9:00 am, September 2, 2014

    Ends: 5:00 pm, September 5, 2014

  • 9th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association

    Starts: 9:00 am, September 4, 2014

    Ends: 5:00 pm, September 5, 2014

  • PRE-APPOINTMENT HEARING WITH THE CANDIDATE FOR THE CHAIR OF THE BBC TRUST

    Starts: 10:30 am, September 9, 2014

    Ends: 11:30 am, September 9, 2014


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Rona Fairhead poised to be BBC Trust chairwoman

On 31 August the UK’s Department of Media Culture and Sport (DCMS) announced Rona Fairhead CBE as their preferred candidate for Chair of the BBC Trust. We can expect her hearing in Parliament soon and likely sign off from the Queen. If appointed, she will have to lead the Trust through the BBC Charter renewal process […]

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    European High Level Group on Spectrum Recommends Transfer of 700MHz Band from Broadcasting to Broadband

European High Level Group on Spectrum Recommends Transfer of 700MHz Band from Broadcasting to Broadband

Former European Commissioner Pascal Lamy, who lead a High Level Group on Spectrum formed by the EC, presented the Commission with his report from the group. It contained two recommendations on the use of the airwaves across Europe:

The 700 MHz band (694-790 MHz)  currently used by terrestrial broadcasting networks and wireless microphones should be re-purposed to wireless […]

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    DCMS: Media ownership and plurality consultation report out now

DCMS: Media ownership and plurality consultation report out now

Yesterday, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP published a Report on the Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Report into Media Plurality. Yesterday’s report outlines the Government’s response to both the July 2013 consultation on media ownership and plurality, and the House of Lords Select […]

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    New consultation on prescribed persons: annual reporting requirements on whistleblowing

New consultation on prescribed persons: annual reporting requirements on whistleblowing

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched a new consultation seeking views on how the Government implements their recently added reporting requirement: a power in the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill to enable the Secretary of State to require persons prescribed under section 43F of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to report annually on whistleblowing […]

By |August 5th, 2014|0 Comments|
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    House of Lords: ‘Current laws sufficient to cover social media offences’

House of Lords: ‘Current laws sufficient to cover social media offences’

In a report published today, the House of Lords Communications Committee said there are already laws in place to prosecute criminal offences committed over social media, including the Communications Act 2003 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. The House of Lords concluded that in conjunction with the Guidelines for applying these laws to online […]

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    UK ICO sets out how ‘Big Data’ use should conform to data protection rules

UK ICO sets out how ‘Big Data’ use should conform to data protection rules

In a new report issued today, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) sets out how data protection rules apply to the use of big data. The main message of the report is that working with big data must be done within the same rules as any other data meaning that the obligations on data […]