Great British Firewall – are we baking up the wrong tree?

The Chief Executive of the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) caused a stir recently when he announced a flagship project to use the domain name system (DNS) to block access to online criminal materials. Emily Taylor considers some of the questions raised as a result of the announcement. What is the background to the […]

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The Privatisation of Human Rights.

The Global Commission on Internet Governance has just published my paper “The Privatisation of Human Rights: illusions of consent, automation and Neutrality” (no24_web_2). In the paper, I argue that a small handful of private companies are playing an increasingly important role in mediating our human rights in the online environment.  The paper calls for action by […]

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