This is the blog of Laurence Eastham, the Editor of Computers & Law magazine and of this site. It comments on developments in IT law and IT applications in the areas traditionally covered by Computers & Law. There will also be occasional guest contributions from others. The views expressed here are personal views and in no way represent the views of SCL, its trustees or any other member of the Society.
- CNIL and Google: Stretching Boundaries? (22/09/2015 13:29)
The President of the CNIL has rejected Google’s informal appeal against the formal notice requesting it to apply delisting on all of the search engine’s domain names, including google.com. Are the suggestions that the CNIL is seeking world domination justified?
- Forgetting and Futility (14/09/2015 11:09)
The latest ICO enforcement notice, arising under the ‘right to be forgotten’, seems like a futile gesture.
- Age and Online Access (03/08/2015 12:28)
Limiting online access to some web sites is terribly complicated, but can we please start by making it a little simpler
- Things I Hate about Twitter (24/06/2015 10:10)
I share my gripes about the wonderful Twitter
- Popcorn But No Blockbuster (29/04/2015 09:25)
The latest of a long line of web site blocking order applications had a new twist but the production line for blocking orders was not much disrupted, let alone busted. Is there a need for a new mechanism that will bring greater transparency to this area?
- Vidal-Hall: Some Links and Thoughts (30/03/2015 11:11)
Links to accounts and comment on this vital case and some preliminary thoughts
- Legislation Alert (26/02/2015 16:13)
There is lots of new legislation affecting IT lawyers as IT law penetrates every corner of life. It is not easy to keep track. Here are some of the items that have come to my attention recently (somewhat slanted to criminal practice because of work focused on that area), with the odd moan about them thrown in.
- ODR, Justice and Hawks (11/02/2015 14:06)
- Data Retention: A Pedant’s Plea for Help (16/01/2015 10:16)
There are many important issues affecting changes to data retention but we need to get our priorities right
- Declaration of Interest or Statement of the Obvious? (11/12/2014 17:54)
The Article 29 Working Party has adopted a Joint Statement of some general principles. What value does it have?
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