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Is it time to establish an annual awareness day for ICT Terms & Conditions?

TandCsWith the ever evolving and expanding interest in, and uses for, user related data, and the ever growing amount of user generated data, criticism of standard practice around ‘Terms & Conditions’ (T&Cs) as means for gaining ‘informed’ consent from users for accessing and using their data is becoming ever more vocal.

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Web We Want festival

The third edition of the Web We Want festival organized by the Web We Want movement will again be held at the Southbank Centre in London.

This time the festival will include two contributions from the iRights Youth Juries project that CaSMa is collaborating on with the iRights initiative.

– Sunday June 30th, Web We Wan Bites: Prof. Stephen Coleman will present a brief summary and video of the iRights Youth Juries.

– Sunday June 30th, iRights Workshop: Discussion and brain-storming event to help the Southbank Centre Digital Team design the website to incorporate the principles of the iRights as part of their efforts at making the Southbank Centre website a world class destination.

A wave of calls for citizen rights on the Internet

1361600620It’s been a busy week in the world of digital rights. On April 11th the UK’s Liberal Democratic party decided to put digital rights on the election campaign agenda by launching a proposal for a Digital Bill of Rights. On April 15th, the Global Commission on Internet Governance released a statement titled “Towards a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security” in the run up to the 2015 Global Conference on Cyber Space in the Hague, which culminated with the launch of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise.

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iRights Youth Juries

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On April 9th the first two iRights Youth Juries were held at University of Nottingham. In collaboration with the civil society initiative, iRights, and Prof. Coleman’s lab from University of Leeds, CaSMa will be running 12 Youth Juries to allow children and young people to have a say about their rights on the internet. At the Youth Juries groups of 10 to 15 participants, aged 12-17, are asked to consider, debate and share ideas about the future of the internet.

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