Yet more Copyright

Last week, the JURE committee of the European Voted to approve the current draft of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market this includes proposals to implement a link tax and that ISSPs must implement something akin to Google’s Content ID, to defend copyright from whatever. These are now it seems called upload filters….

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IUSY 77

I attended the IUSY 77 Congress in Stuttgart, as part of the Labour Students delegation and stayed for the summer camp. I still remember some of the fabulous conversations I had and the amazing campaigning comrades that I met from the (West) German JUSOS and other parties across the world. Were you there? Do you…

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Stability & Growth Pact

I originally made this page in 2018, to collect my notes on the single market and the stability and growth pact. The pandemic blew the EU of course on this with most of the economies of the EU missing their macro economic goals; the Stability & Growth Pact commits its signatories to keeping to an annual…

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GDPR & the US Privacy Shield

I have just come back from a course on European Data Protection, the issue of standard clauses and Trans-Atlantic data flows was raised, I decided to blog on it, here are some links that I used.

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Labour Conference 2017

I made a document archive of Labour Conference 2016, and thought I’d see if I could do so  for 2017, it might take some time since I  wasn’t a delegate this year, although I built the 2016 archive from membersnet.

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On D’Hondt

For the European Parliament election in Great Britain  and Greater London Authority City wide list, a form of PR is used. Parties register lists of candidates, and voters vote for their preferred party. The counting is done using a method called the Dhondt method. This note describes the counting method and shows how an excel spreadsheet…

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Corbyn on Digital

In the 2016, Labour Leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn issued a digital manifesto, it is currently on the web here … and I have uploaded it to this site here… .

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Labour Conference 2016

A friend was doing some research and so I went and found these documents; the conference documents of #lab16. They weren’t hard to find; they are currently on membersnet. I may continue this as a series and I have previously mirrored the rules here, and have also republished the Collins Report on that page. I have…

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New Labour and Party Management

An unfinished white Paper by Emmanuelle Avril of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. The paper is called, The (Unintended) Consequences of New Labour: Party Leadership vs Party Management in the British Labour Party. and was presented to the Political Studies Association 2015 conference, in March so before the election. The abstract states, 

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Decorating the GDPR

Here is an image documenting the six data protection principles embedded in the GDPR. I made this using powerpoint and got the pictures from flickr and later from Unsplash. This page both established a URL and allows me to document the image credits. In 2023, I reworked the Principles graphic, which has its own URL.

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Privacy & Human Rights at the UN

In 2013, AFAIK, the United Nations General Assembly, passed the UN Human Rights Commission proposal, The right to privacy in the digital age, the results of this led to the establishment of a Special Rapporteur on Privacy reporting to the OHRC. The SRoP reports once/year to the Human Rights Committee and once each year to…

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Investigatory Powers Act 2016

The Investigatory Powers Bill became Law earlier this week. Interestingly the noise and criticism was turned up after the Royal Assent and a Government Site petition opposing the Law reached 1500,000 signatures in a week. I had reason to perform some research on what the Law actually says, and here are my notes and links.

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Boundary Reviews

Im wrote in 2016, “As we know the Tories are having a second go at rigging the General Elections”. It seemed they didn’t need to and have dropped the plans. For some reason I originally made this private but lifted the constraint in Nov 2020. Here are my notes and links,

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