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  • EXPECTED INQUIRY END DATE: Communications Committee - Social Media Offences

    Starts: 12:00 am, July 31, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 1, 2014

  • CONSULTATIONS END: Ofcom's Mobile Coverage Enhancers and their use in licensed spectrum

    Starts: 12:00 am, August 6, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 7, 2014

  • UN Working Group on Communications: 15th session

    Starts: 12:00 am, August 18, 2014

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 23, 2014


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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 […]

Ofcom: New report published on Internet safety measures

A new Ofcom report was released today on family friendly network level filtering services and online safety. Following the request of the Prime Minister and DCMS in 2013, Ofcom is producing three reports that look at the take-up, awareness of and confidence of parents on filtering controls and strategies parents may take to better […]

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    ‘DRIP’-ping on the Fast Track: UK passes new data retention law

‘DRIP’-ping on the Fast Track: UK passes new data retention law

Yesterday the UK Parliament passed the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Bill into law. The Bill was fast-tracked without a vote being labelled as emergency legislation, after only one week of being released to the public, and given royal assent within hours. The new law expands British authorities’ surveillance capabilities allowing them to retain […]

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    Neelie Kroes at Information Influx: Calling for Copyright Reform!

Neelie Kroes at Information Influx: Calling for Copyright Reform!

In her keynote speech yesterday at the Information Influx conference at the Institute for Information Law in Amsterdam, EC Vice-President and leader of the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes addressed copyright reform at the EU level and the necessary steps for policymakers leading into the next legislative period. The speech comes ahead of the anticipated […]

News: EU roaming charges drop

For the past seven years, EU officials have been working towards eliminating mobile roaming charges across the continent. On 1 July 2014, The EU took a leap forward in these efforts, with charges being cut by up to 50 percent.

This price drop means users will be charged less to make calls, surf the web […]