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  • Scrutinising the scrutineers: European Scrutiny Committee, BBC, and EU bias
    Julian Petley is Professor of Screen Media and Journalism in the School of Arts at Brunel University. In this post he asks whether the BBC’s editorial independence is under threat due to the European Scrutiny Committee repeatedly accusing it of a pro-EU bias. In 2013 the European Scrutiny Committee produced a report in which it argued that “given the possibility of some form of […]
  • Data protection and privacy must be excluded from TTIP
    Maryant Fernández Pérez, an Advocacy Manager at European Digital Rights (EDRi) argues that those in charge of representing the EU in upcoming trade negotiations need to strongly consider human rights, privacy and data protection, and mass surveillance, among many key subjects. She also offers further resources for learning about TTIP and data protection.  Data protection is a contentious issue in the discussions […]
  • How to tackle nuisance calls in the UK
    In a follow-up to her post on nuisance calls earlier this year, LSE Visiting Senior Fellow Claire Milne outlines changes she would like to see to help in reducing nuisance for the public in the UK. Once again there’s a crop of news stories about nuisance calls – this time, prompted by the improved enforcement powers for ICO that came into force on 6 […]
  • Latin America: surveillance and human rights in the digital age
    Fabrizio Scrollini, a PhD candidate at the LSE and Chairman of DATA, an Uruguayan based NGO working on transparency, open data and human development, argues for the need for a human rights framework to tackle issues related to the use of surveillance technologies in Latin America. In  July 2014, the Uruguayan government secretly purchased the license for a piece of […]
  • Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders
    Click on an organisation to jump to description The generation of children born in the 2000s has had unprecedented access to digital means of communication. In the developed world at least, where the internet has been widely available since the late 1990s, this generation has never known the world without it. Now, the majority of developing countries are rapidly gaining […]