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December 18, 2014  10:15 AM

Christmas indigestion for online retailers: what is the effect of pan-EU VAT regime?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brussels, Cross-Border, DPA, EU, European Union, GS1, Ukraine, VAT

If you have not yet read any of the arguments over what the new pan-EU VAT regime means for UK-based on-line retailers (large, small or micro) or are wondering how it will be implemented...

May 27, 2014  9:46 AM

UKIP’s online policy: stuff the corporate turkeys, listen to users and stop wasting money

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Brexit, Broadband, Brussels, Crapband, Ebay, European Union, Ewhurst, Google, Technology, UKIP

UKIP is often described by commentators as a party of inarticulate and angry protest for those ignored by the political establishment, who will come to their senses at the next general election. When I compared UKIP's local government results with


January 14, 2014  7:20 PM

IPO Consults on Copyright on Orphan Works: a rather more important topic that it seems

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BlackBerry, Brussels, copyright, Facebook, Instagram

in the 18th Century those who did not publish that for which they had copyright or manufacture that for which they had a patent were liable to lose their...


December 17, 2012  10:09 AM

We did not actually lose the WCIT battle in Dubai but appear set to lose the Internet Governance War

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Brussels, ICANN

If you read press cover on the recent ITU conference on the future of the Internet in the technical press you might think that the supporters of...


November 17, 2012  11:10 AM

Midata, their data or your data? A few big data questions – then the killer.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BIS, Brussels, Business, dwp, e-Signatures, Eurim, FOG, Google, idap, IPR, Midata, personal data, Verizon, Yahoo

On Monday the  Consumer Affairs Minister will announce powers for us to request our personal data, including transactions, from business so as to better manage our affairs. I...


April 16, 2012  12:03 PM

Choosing a Mayor for the Information Age : congratulations to Salford Labour party

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Brussels, China, Chinese, Felixstowe, information society, London, Salford

Ian Stewart is probably the only mayoral candidate who understands what the Information Society is about - and I include those for London. I was intrigued by the


April 13, 2012  9:32 AM

Ignorance in motion – Commission starts bid to regulate the Internet of Things

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brussels, Commission, European Commission, European Union, government, Internet of Things, Multilateral

Those idiotic laws from Brussels all begin with a seemingly innocuous "consultation". That for the laws the Commission will draft to regulate the Internet of Things has just been issued.

Do not be fooled....


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