Does ‘Ethics by design’ now have an unwitting champion?
Victims of internet crime need an organised route to redress Everyone in the office understood the excitement when, in the early 90s, one of my colleagues ran out of his room sharing the news that he had just received his first ever email from a colleague from the UK, with a presentation as an attachment…. [Read More]
20 years ago, what is now regarded as one of the major threats facing the developed world was then confined to sci-fi movies. In a fascinating recent talk on the evolution of the internet, Dr Bob Pepper of Facebook produced some slides from a presentation he gave in 1997, when he was at the FCC…. [Read More]
On 19 September 2017, the European Commission published a proposal for a new regulation prohibiting mandatory localisation requirements for non-personal data in the EU.1 The importance of this proposal to achieving a competitive data economy in Europe is reflected by the member states’ decision to prioritise it for legislation. On 19 December 2017, the European… [Read More]
It has been over six years since I last floated in zero gravity through the tunnel that connects the space shuttle to the International Space Station. I visited this orbiting laboratory on four occasions between 2001 and 2011. Every time I approached the station, I was in awe of its complexity and its beauty. But… [Read More]
There has been much discussion recently about the obligations of major internet players, particularly social media networks, to make more strenuous efforts to monitor the activity on their platforms. Welcome as they are, however many moderators the social networks hire, the idea that they can provide full protection for children is no more realistic than… [Read More]