The EDPB's opinion on the UK/US data access agreement under the CLOUD Act

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Some of you may be aware that, in addition to the work I do more generally for telecoms providers and ISPs, I have a particular interest in investigatory powers, and obligations imposed by the state Read more

BEREC's updated "net neutrality" guidance

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BEREC has issued updated guidelines on Articles 3 and 4 of the Open Internet regulation (Regulation 2015/2120) — what most people will call the "net neutrality" guidelines. I know, it's like Read more

Draft French law on porn site age verification and site blocking

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You might recall that the Digital Economy Act 2017 contains measures which, if brought into effect, would prohibit porn sites from making content available to people in the UK, unless they have Read more

"How to spy on my wife’s phone": an English law perspective on an article about stalkerware

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CW/TW: domestic abuse, and controlling behaviour WTF? I honestly can't believe I am writing this. Actually, scratch that. I can't believe that someone wrote the piece to which this blogpost is a Read more

Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

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Yes, I know that, with everything going on in the world, this is hardly a top priority right now. But a report on The Register caught my eye this week, and reminded me I had intended to write about Read more

gov.uk guidance on contracts: don't be a dick

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The UK government has published some guidance, "Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency". It's here. What it Read more

"Online interface orders": a new injunction against service providers

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Updated 19 May 2020: added a section on DNS blocking The Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2020 were published yesterday, and they contain a new injunction which can be Read more

ISPs, outages, and (automatic?) compensation

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This is probably one of the geekier posts on the blog... I'm writing it because of the rather well-publicised Virgin Media outages earlier this week, which were promptly followed by some customers Read more

Can I reference COVID / coronavirus in my advertising?

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I'm not an ad man. In fact, I go out of my way to block online advertising, mostly because of the underlying surveillance which is used to target ads. But that’s a different issue, for another day. Read more

ISPs and comms providers: can I still go to the office / data centre / open the shop?

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This blogpost relates specifically to the regulations in place in England. If you are not in England, check your local regulations. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Read more