Big tech accountability? Read how we got here in  The Closing of the Net 

The Liberal Democrat Party chief whip, Paul Burstow,  has told the government that his party will not support the Digital Economy Bill as drafted, because there is not enough time for MPs to examine it.

No further information is currently available, but I think it is interesting that  Paul Burstow's  'followers' on Twitter are all the major news organisations, including the BBC and Guardian.  I wonder how many of them will report this - from what we have seen to date, few if any will.  Big media is making a point of ignoring this Bill. 

The Digital Economy Bill is due to be put before the House of Commons next Tuesday.

Iptegrity in brief is the website of Dr Monica Horten. I’ve been analysing analysing digital policy since 2008. Way back then, I identified how issues around rights can influence Internet policy, and that has been a thread throughout all of my research. I hold a PhD in EU Communications Policy from the University of Westminster (2010), and a Post-graduate diploma in marketing.   I’ve served as an independent expert on the Council of Europe  Committee on Internet Freedoms, and was involved in a capacity building project in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine. I am currently (from June 2022)  Policy Manager - Freedom of Expression, with the Open Rights Group. For more, see About Iptegrity is made available free of charge for  non-commercial use, Please link-back & attribute Monica Horten. Thank you for respecting this.

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Copyright Enforcement Enigma launch, March 2012

In 2012, I presented my PhD research in the European Parliament.

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