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  • Techblogger seminar on the new cookies law

    I’m taking part in a breakfast seminar next week, hosted by Edinburgh based usability consultants User Vision, on the new cookies law. I’m sharing a platform with Andrew Hood, managing director of web analytics company, Lynchpin Analyytics, and our host, Chris Rourke, managing director o...
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  • ASA decision on misleading website prices

    The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has published another decision on misleading pricing information contained on an organisation’s website. Background In this case, an internet service provider, Heart Internet, omitted a £10 set-up fee from its price comparison table, and displayed prices...
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  • Techblogger article on electronic money in this month’s edition of The Journal

    Have you seen the weirdly unconvincing Usain Bolt London Olympics advert , in which the fastest man to have ever walked on the planet appears to jog through treacle, to the deeply irrelevant accompaniment of  Ocean Colour Scene? Well, in an “online exclusive” for the Law Society of Scotland’...
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  • Mobile apps, accessibility and the Equality Act

    The One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition has published a report warning that elderly and disabled users are at risk of digital exclusion if mobile apps are not developed with accessibility in mind. The One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition’s members include accessibility charity Abilitynet,...
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  • Six weeks to go – is your organisation prepared for the cookies law?

    With six weeks remaining until the end of the one year grace period given by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for compliance with the new cookies laws, it’s vital that organisations can demonstrate to the ICO that they are well on the way to compliance. Whilst the ICO was repo...
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  • Behavioural advertising cookies – why the new industry consent mechanisms don’t work

    With around six weeks to go until the end of the Information Commissioner’s one year grace period for compliance with the new cookies regulations, it’s time for another blog post on one of the more problematic issues. I’ve blogged before about my experiences with online behavioural...
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  • Electronic Communications: extension of Government interception

    The Home Secretary Theresa May has announced the Government’s intention to introduce legislation in next month’s Queen’s Speech which will extend the capabilities of law-enforcement agencies to intercept and store electronic communications (including telephone calls, instant messages, texts, s...
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  • e-update on Meltwater/online news clippings case – have you checked your licence arrangements?

    Following on from Leigh’s recent blog, we have this morning issued an e-update on the Copyright Tribunal’s decision in the latest round of the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA), which represents the eight national newspaper groups, and the news aggregation service, Meltwater, and what thi...
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  • Techblogger article on the regulation of online marketing and social media

    I have an article in this month’s edition of The Grocer, looking at recent changes to the regulation of non-paid for online advertising. Non-paid for advertising (such as an organisation’s own website, or its use of social media networks) now comes within the remit of the Advertising Sta...
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  • RNIB launches web accessibility discrimination claim against BMI Baby

    I see that the RNIB has announced that it is taking action against BMI Baby over the failure of the airline to make its website accessible to blind and partially sighted customers. If it goes to court, this will be the first court case in the UK in relation to website accessibility. My understanding...
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  • e-update on the draft data protection regulation – what price harmonisation?

    Following on from my blog on the implications of the new draft data protection regulation for outsourcing in the UK, and John’s blog on the remainder of the draft regulation, we’ve pulled together an e-update summarising the key issues. In particular, we question whether the cost savings...
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  • The draft data protection regulation – a summary of the key provisions

    European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has announced a proposal for a new General Data Protection Regulation for the protection of personal data in the European Union. The proposals retain the general principles of data protection law, but also introduce some significant changes around: ...
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  • Opinion piece on behavioural advertising and cookies

    I have an opinion piece in this week’s edition of Computing magazine. The article is based on my blog a couple of months ago following my experience with the hotels.com and Guardian websites. What do you think? Is transparency and information about behavioural advertising an issue? Did you kno...
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