Who did Twitter users blame for Brexit?

Much of the acrimonious debate on Brexit of the past few years played out on Twitter. But the sheer volume of Tweets on the subject, and the oft-cited ‘echo chamber’ phenomenon make it difficult to gauge what this conversation looked like. What kind of messages were prominent on Twitter? Which side of the Brexit debate was strongest? How did this change over time? How were … Continue reading Who did Twitter users blame for Brexit?

Data adequacy: Doubts cast on UK’s commitment to privacy protection

Adam Bowering, Policy Adviser in the European Parliament, discusses the European Parliament’s objection to the UK being granted data adequacy and what this means for the future of data transfers in the long-term. Almost two weeks ago, the European Parliament took the step of objecting to the European Commission’s decision to grant the UK data adequacy. Far from being a reactionary move against a former member state, the … Continue reading Data adequacy: Doubts cast on UK’s commitment to privacy protection

European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal

This post was originally published on EURACTIV by Benjamin Fox. It details the findings of a new European Institute report, published with the New Economics Foundation, on the economic impacts of the UK failing to secure an EU data adequacy decision in the Brexit negotiations. Read the full report here, by authors: Oliver Patel – Research Associate, UCL European Institute Duncan McCann – Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation … Continue reading European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal

The ICT Sector’s Brexit Priorities

Dr Elizabeth Lomas, Senior Lecturer in Information Governance at UCL, discusses some key steps to support the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector with regards to Brexit. Drawing on research from workshops and surveys, this post captures key actions and requirements for the sector. It makes the case that governments need to work more openly with ICT experts to ensure that laws are optimised for the sector and there are more targeted policies and funding strategies to support and grow ICT. Continue reading The ICT Sector’s Brexit Priorities