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Does the UK need or even want a Great British Firewall?

You’ve probably heard of the Great Firewall of China, the virtual fortification that allows the Chinese government to monitor and restrict internet traffic to and from the world’s most populous nation. Well, the cyber-security chief of the UK Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has suggested early plans for what sounds rather like a “Great British Firewall”…. Read More


Proposed US and UK laws will entrench surveillance powers across the Atlantic

Legislation governing surveillance powers has appeared on both sides of the Atlantic: the draft Investigatory Powers bill has just been published in the UK while the US senate has voted through a proposed Cybesecurity Information Sharing Act. Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the extent of government surveillance and communications interception, these proposed laws reflect the… Read More


Mobile Data Erasure: Preventing Enterprise Data From Going Rogue

On December 15, 2015, an agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was reached following four years of negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council. With maximum fines set at 4 percent of an organization’s worldwide turnover, or €20 million (whichever is higher) and compliance to be mandatory by… Read More



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