The Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK government agency which polices the EU Cookie Law in the UK, has released the statistics on cookie law reports they received in the 2nd quarter of 2014. As you know: this follows on from their Spring 2014, Winter 2014, Autumn 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, and 2012 aggregate reports. Continue reading
I wrote for @wpContentreview about everything web administrators need to know about the cookie law in the UK.
It’s the first in a planned series of bite-size summaries of UK web laws that will run there.
I met Sam, who runs the site, at WordCamp Manchester – so consider this series a WordCamp success story.
As anyone who has been within a mile of me knows, I have been accepted into the postgraduate programme in internet law and policy at the University of Strathclyde for the autumn session. Getting this qualification is incredibly important to me both personally and professionally. It’s my hope to use the programme as the first step on what I hope will be a long journey of bridging the gap between the policymakers of internet law and the coders of web design and development. I want to find a way to help policymakers to take the practical consequences of legislation into consideration, while giving the coding community a voice that they have, up to this point, been denied.
Unfortunately, at the time when I should be getting excited about becoming a student again, I can’t sleep at night. Continue reading
I have always been very vocal in my stance against spec work, a system where design concepts are requested at the interview phase or as contest entries in order to qualify for the contract. That stance is made possible by the fact that I have the confidence and experience to recognise it and reject it. Of course, spec work is rarely targeted at (…ageing) professionals like me. It is usually aimed at young people who are just starting out and are in the most desperate and vulnerable phases of their careers.
And here is a classic, and shameful, example of that. Continue reading
According to the UK’s domain registry, Nominet, it damn well can. Continue reading