They are a bit late sending them through, but luckily the Government have passed us their new year’s resolution list to look over.
They are a bit late sending them through, but luckily the Government have passed us their new year’s resolution list to look over, and we thoroughly approve:
1. Put the Snoopers Charter in the bin. Then do a fundamental review of surveillance law in the digital age.
2. Proper reform of illiberal speech laws such as "section 127(A)"
3. Personal information policies, such as the EU Data Protection Regulation, that give people more rights and control over their data.
4. Protections to make sure pupil, patient and other personal data is never sold by us to private companies.
5. No mandating "default on" ISP filtering
6. Inclusive, evidence based copyright policy-making that promotes creators' rights, freedom of expression and privacy
7. Repeal of the Digital Economy Act
8. Implementation of reforms to copyright that permit useful activities like format shifting and parody
9. The publishing of core reference data - such as postcodes, detailed maps and information from companies house - as open data
10. We will stop demanding internet companies police the Internet
11. Increased transparency around injunctions that lead to the blocking of content online
Well, actually that's not their real list. We wrote it. But wouldn't it be lovely if it was true?
Let's hope our ambitious wishlist becomes fact in 2013.