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“John hit the ball”: Should Simple Language Be Mandatory for Web Accessibility?

“John hit the ball”: Should Simple Language Be Mandatory for Web Accessibility? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
W3C WAI “Easy to Read” (e2r) Work
The W3C/WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) is planning an online symposium on “Easy to Read” (e2r) language in Web Pages/Applications“ (e2r Web) .
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Lack of fair compensation requirement in UK private copying exception not supported by sufficient evidence, High Court rules

Lack of fair compensation requirement in UK private copying exception not supported by sufficient evidence, High Court rules | Digital rights | Scoop.it
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Digital Scotland

Digital Scotland | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Discover how the ambition of Scotland is to have digital inclusion, technologies, skills and innovation across all areas of Scottish society.
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Cost of data breach incidents to business soars, finds UK government study

Cost of data breach incidents to business soars, finds UK government study | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The worst data breach incidents are costing UK businesses between £1.5 million and £3m on average through business disruption, lost sales and assets and damage to reputation, new research by the UK government and consultancy PwC has found.
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Work begins on new mobile health apps code

The European Commission is helping mobile health app developers to draw up a new code of conduct in a bid to ensure the apps adhere to EU data protection rules.
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Storyboards: flipping storify and the classroom

Storyboards: flipping storify and the classroom | Digital rights | Scoop.it
It’s a common plea within HE, can’t we just get rid of the lecture? But there is safety and comfort in the lecture so getting rid of them is easier said than done.
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EU digital strategy does not help businesses respond to digital disruption now, say experts

EU digital strategy does not help businesses respond to digital disruption now, say experts | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Measures outlined by the European Commission to promote online cross-border trade in the EU will not help businesses respond to the digital disruption affecting them now, experts have said.
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A healthy public domain generates millions in economic value -- not bad for 'free'

A healthy public domain generates millions in economic value -- not bad for 'free' | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Artistic works in the public domain may be free, but they form the basis of derivative works worth millions to the economy.
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Growth in online courses shows need for universities to incorporate new technology in their teaching models, says expert

Growth in online courses shows need for universities to incorporate new technology in their teaching models, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
“Forward-thinking” universities must be open to the benefits that new technology can bring to their teaching models and to their students, an expert has said, as the UK’s first online-only learning platform announced its one millionth enrolment.
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Apple's data centre investment highlights trend towards regionalised data storage, says expert

Apple's data centre investment highlights trend towards regionalised data storage, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Apple's investment in two new European data centres highlights European companies' increasing appetite for more localised storage of their data, an expert has said.
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Report: communications laws need to be reformed to account for social media age

Report: communications laws need to be reformed to account for social media age | Digital rights | Scoop.it
UK communications laws should be reformed to account for the social media age, a civil liberties group has said.
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'Ubiquitous data collection' in internet of things age poses risk to privacy, warns US regulator

'Ubiquitous data collection' in internet of things age poses risk to privacy, warns US regulator | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The collection of vast swathes of data by 'internet of things' (IoT) devices and the potential for the information to be put to uses not anticipated by consumers creates privacy risks that businesses must take steps to address, the head of a US...
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Trinity Mirror's plan for 'news by numbers' ignores what people want from journalism

Trinity Mirror's plan for 'news by numbers' ignores what people want from journalism | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The UK news giant's 'Newsroom 3.1' strategy has been called the 'death spiral of journalism'.
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Clicks are evidence of passing interest, not of a valued piece of journalism

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Independent reviewer recommends redraft of UK surveillance laws

Independent reviewer recommends redraft of UK surveillance laws | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Existing UK surveillance laws should be scrapped and replaced by a "comprehensive and comprehensible new law...drafted from scratch", the barrister appointed to review UK terrorism legislation has said.
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Open Data Glasgow #5 (#opendatagla)

Open Data Glasgow #5 (#opendatagla) | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Open Data Glasgow meet ups are now back on track, and last night saw the 5th meet up of the group. Thanks to the UBDC for hosting the event and providing refreshments.
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New EU-US data transfers agreement due soon, says US official

New EU-US data transfers agreement due soon, says US official | Digital rights | Scoop.it
EU and US officials should agree a new framework for the transfer of personal data by companies from the EU to the US "very, very soon", a US official has said, according to a report in the media.
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Cyber attack exposes data on 4 million US government staff

A cyber attack has exposed approximately 4 million current and former US government staff to the potential risk of identity fraud, a US government agency has said.
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Investigatory Powers Bill to update UK communications data laws

Investigatory Powers Bill to update UK communications data laws | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The government will draft new laws to support UK intelligence agencies' ability to gather information about communications to combat terrorism and other serious crimes, it has confirmed.
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CNIL to investigate data privacy in contactless payments and digital health

CNIL to investigate data privacy in contactless payments and digital health | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The data protection authority in France is to review whether the use of contactless payments technology in the country respects consumers' privacy.
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EU's digital economy relies on telecoms infrastructure investment, say experts

EU's digital economy relies on telecoms infrastructure investment, say experts | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The success of the European Commission's new digital single market strategy will largely depend on the ability of telecoms operators to invest in new infrastructure, experts have said.
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Digital Learning Day #DLday

Digital Learning Day #DLday | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The (US) Alliance for Excellent Education has designated today (March 13) Digital Learning Day, which focuses on school (K12) use of technology in teaching and learning.
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Number of internet of things connections tops 1 billion

Number of internet of things connections tops 1 billion | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The number of business-to-business 'internet of things' (IoT) connections reached more than 1 billion for the first time last year, according to new research.
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Basic Digital Skills Definition

Imagine life without the internet. 9.5 million adults and millions of organisations don’t have to.
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We need more rubbish on the internet.

We need more rubbish on the internet. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
I was listening to a Jim Rohn tape the other day in which he talks about giving presentations and knowing that only some of the audience will respond well to what he says.
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