My blog posts
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May 2018, at last recognises that paradox and provides a clear framework to resolve... >>
A year to get your act together: how universities and colleges should be preparing for new data regulations
The GDPR is the first legislative change in recent years that will address these concerns, with a broad aim to invoke a cultural shift in the way businesses... >>
Two weeks ago the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided that the Safe Harbour agreement, which was concerned with the transmission of personal... >>
My current role is to keep Jisc technologies and Janet network connected organisations informed about the legal, policy and security issues around networks and networked services.
Computer networks are a long way from the lawless "wild west" that some fear. Not only do all real-world laws apply to on-line activities, there are many laws specific to networks as well.
My job is to keep track of those, and ensure that the Janet network's policies and services conform to them.
I've also contributed to the development of a number of laws - including on defamation, copyright and criminal content - to help make them more effective in protecting networks and their users.
Previously I ran the JANET-CERT and EuroCERT incident response teams.
Students unaware of data use
edquarter, July 2017
Less than half of students know how personal data is used
edquarter, June 2017
Preparing for the GDPR
University Business, December 2016