Announcement: I’m joining Open Rights Group

A still frame from the film "The Post" showing an old printing press, loaded with type blocks which say "free to publish"

Some personal news: I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Open Rights Group, the UK’s fearless digital rights organisation, as their Policy and Scottish Campaigns Officer.

The three tests of internet regulation

Palace of Westminster. Photo by me, Feb 2020

Several years of watching Parliamentary hearings, participating in the shaping of legislation, and observing the politicisation of the fundamental rules of the open web have proven the old axiom: if you regulate the web as if only Facebook and Google exist, the end result will be that only Facebook and Google exist.

Read more

What you need to know about a No Deal Brexit

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.

Read more