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(Cyber)Flash A-Ah!

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1 CW/TW: unsolicited sexual images The Law Commission has published proposals to better protect victims from harmful online behaviour including abusive messages or emails, cyberflashing, and pile-on Read more

Combatting child sexual abuse imagery: a proposed exemption to the EU's ePrivacy rules

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1 The European Commission has published a proposal for a regulation which, if passed, would provide a time-limited and very constrained exemption to the rules set out in the ePrivacy framework, which Read more

Network operators: reporting obligations for reductions in availability

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1 If you are reading this, you're probably already having a bad day. This blogpost won't make it better, but hopefully it will make things clearer. As always, if you need a hand, please do get in Read more

Demystifying 'The Dark Net' (free video)

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A couple of weeks ago, Alex Bloor and I gave a talk to the Society for Computers and Law, called "Demystifying 'The Dark Net'". As with the "basics of tech" sessions that we have done before, the aim Read more

BEREC's updated "net neutrality" guidance

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1 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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1 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

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

Onion services, the "dark net", and the law

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This blogpost looks at legal issues associated with making your web site or other online service available within Tor as an onion service. Tor, and onion services: a very quick primer If you are Read more