Presentation: What’s new in web design and development law

On 28 June I had the privilege of speaking at WordCamp Manchester about what’s new in web design and development law. Mike Little and Jenny Wong did a superb job of organising the conference and the day had something for everyone from beginners to experts.

I was very impressed to learn that a few people had read my book in advance and came to the conference with informed questions at the ready!

The topics I spoke about included

  • the Consumer Rights Directive
  • the EU cookie law
  • the BPAS web site hack and data protection fine
  • Nominet’s crackdown on domain privacy

This presentation, which is not legal advice, was aimed at web designers and developers in the UK.

Links and resources referenced in the presentation

Further thought: After The Disaster

I welcome suggestions from conference attendees on what they would like me to write about next.

About the author
Heather Burns is a digital law specialist in Glasgow, Scotland. She researches, writes, publishes, consults, and speaks extensively on internet laws and policies which affect the crafts of web design and development. She has been designing and developing web sites since 1997 and has been a professional web site designer since 2007. She holds a postgraduate certification in internet law and policy from the University of Strathclyde. Learn about hiring Heather to write, speak, or consult.