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When I retired from open source projects in February, I did so with more than a little curiosity about what new opportunities would come up to fill the void. That’s how life works, after all. Here is the first one.
Yesterday I had the misfortune of discovering an appalling violation of children’s privacy rights: a piece of keylogging stalkerware being sold as a “safeguarding” tool for parents, packaged in a hysterical scare story about sexting.
I spoke with Business Insider about the political context behind Google’s decision to move UK accounts out of the EU’s jurisdiction. I also spoke with TechCrunch about the issue from … Read more
I’m quoted in Euractiv today on Boris Johnson’s unilateral declaration that the UK is taking its ball and going home where data protection adequacy is concerned. The article is also … Read more
As I’ve written on my side blog, https://afterbrexit.tech: With the UK now out of the European Union, it is clear beyond any doubt that Brexit is being used as a … Read more
In July I sat down with Nathan Wrigley from WP Builds for a chat about open source, privacy, politics, and open source privacy politics. The interview has now been published … Read more
There was a call for comments ahead of this weekend’s scheduled panel discussion at WCUS on the autoupdates plan. I’ve been asked to respond to it from my perspective, so I will.
Something distressing happened this week in the Commons chamber, and the Prime Minister wasn’t even there.
This month I was honoured to speak at Smashing Conference Freiburg in Germany, where I closed out the event with a talk about developing privacy-conscious projects. You can view the … Read more
I didn’t think we’d be here, but here we are. In my capacity as a Policy Fellow at COADEC, the tech policy body for the UK’s tech startups, I have written a plain-English guide for tech and digital businesses to use to prepare for a No Deal Brexit. While the guidance is aimed at startups and scaleups, the advice is applicable to all tech businesses regardless of where they are on their journey.