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February 3, 2017  12:00 PM

GDPR – the essential compliance burden to keep the UK trading post-Brexit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Compliance, Data privacy, Data protection, DPA, European Data Protection legislation, GDPR, regulation

If GDPR compliance is not near the top of IT leaders’ priorities for 2017, you have a problem.

December 1, 2016  3:07 PM

It’s no use complaining about IT-illiterate MPs – the tech community needs to step into politics

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital Economy Bill", Data privacy, Data sharing, Digital government, Investigatory, regulation, Surveillance

Twice in the past week, the UK government has passed legislation despite overwhelming concerns from the technology community. The Digital Economy Bill – a mostly sensible attempt...

February 19, 2016  11:39 AM

Will Ofcom break up BT? Probably not – but it must enable fibre broadband fit for the future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, fibre, Ofcom, Openreach, regulation, telecoms

Next week sees an announcement that will set the scene for the next 20 years of the UK's digital infrastructure.

Ofcom's review of the communications market is due out within days and...

July 17, 2015  11:43 AM

Digital Britain needs better broadband – are BT and rivals willing to share Openreach?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, Ofcom, Openreach, regulation, Sky, TalkTalk, telecoms

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has formally put the future of BT's Openreach subsidiary into play - and hence the future structure of the UK's critically important broadband infrastructure....

July 18, 2013  1:33 PM

BT: Caring corporate or vampire death squid?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
4G, Broadband, BT, NAO, Ofcom, PAC, regulation, telecoms, Virgin Media

MPs on Parliamentary select committees do enjoy starting a good meme.

Thanks to Bernard Jenkin MP, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee, it is commonplace to describe

September 28, 2012  1:40 PM

Cloud is an economic opportunity for the UK – does the government know?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Data protection, dreamforce, European Commission, European Union, regulation,

It has long been the case that governments and regulators struggle to keep up with the pace of change in technology. With the growth of cloud computing - the first genuinely globalised, commoditised, off-the-shelf IT service - that challenge threatens to become a serious problem for the European...

March 4, 2011  12:54 PM

2011 UK census can be a milestone in regulating data privacy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Census, Data protection, Facebook, Google, government, legislation, privacy, regulation

Ten years ago, Computer Weekly posed the question, "Will there ever be another paper-based census?" As we all wait to receive our paper census forms this month, little has changed in a decade that has seen enormous changes in technology.

At least

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