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Building an Accessible Digital Institution: the Next Steps

Building an Accessible Digital Institution: the Next Steps | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Building an Accessible Digital Institution
A few weeks ago at the Cetis 2014 conference on Building the Digital Institution I facilitated a workshop session on Building an Accessible Digital Institution.
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ICO needs to rethink how to tackle mobile apps privacy failings, says expert

ICO needs to rethink how to tackle mobile apps privacy failings, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The UK's data protection authority needs to rethink its strategy for combatting failings in mobile apps privacy, an expert has said.
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Extending passwords best defence against password-cracking tools, report says

Extending passwords best defence against password-cracking tools, report says | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Longer passwords are harder to decode than those which are shorter but more complex in nature, according to a new study.
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The written word

The written word | Digital rights | Scoop.it
OK so I know that there's YouTube and podcasting but most of the Internet's power is still in the written word. It is text that conveys most of the important ideas and it is accessible at almost zero cost to all of us.
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Third party data must be 'properly sourced, permissioned and cleaned' for use in direct marketing under new industry code

Third party data must be 'properly sourced, permissioned and cleaned' for use in direct marketing under new industry code | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Companies buying personal data from third parties to use in direct marketing campaigns must "satisfy themselves" that data was "properly sourced, permissioned and cleaned", according to a new industry code developed by the Direct Marketing...
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Introducing Kristina and her personal learning network

Introducing Kristina and her personal learning network | Digital rights | Scoop.it
In a recent blog post marking the 25th anniversary of the Web, Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, observed that our social networks built on things like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ have become part...
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Who are the music pirates and what do they want?

Who are the music pirates and what do they want? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Music piracy is a huge problem, if the music industry is to believed. But so far, very little has been done to stop it. We are, however, starting to get an idea of what motivates people to do it. If record…
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People no longer want a product, they want a service and they want that service to be worth paying for. In the digital age, music is about context, not content.

 

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ICO publishes 'big data' guidance and stresses fairness and transparency for data protection compliance

ICO publishes 'big data' guidance and stresses fairness and transparency for data protection compliance | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses buying personal information from third parties for use in 'big data' projects need to check with the sellers whether they have a right to use the data in that context or whether they need to obtain consent from individuals to use the...
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Who’s using social media to network on health care topics? The young and healthy.

Who’s using social media to network on health care topics? The young and healthy. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
More than half of respondents in a survey last year said they would trust health information posted on social media
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Businesses like Apple that view data stored on customer devices should be explicit about their reasons for access

Businesses like Apple that view data stored on customer devices should be explicit about their reasons for access | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses like Apple should be explicit about the reasons why they access data stored on customer devices and should not simply rely on general permissions that do not specify the purposes for which the data accessed are used, an expert has said.
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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Tackling digital exclusion: five to follow on Twitter

Tackling digital exclusion: five to follow on Twitter | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Our list of the top tweeters and bloggers working in public services writing about inclusion and the digital divide (RT @SocietyGuardian: Tackling digital exclusion: 5 to follow http://t.co/PoWRqo9zkM...
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Glasgow gets Scotland's first free BT Wi-Fi network

Glasgow gets Scotland's first free BT Wi-Fi network | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Free public Wi-Fi has been rolled out across parts of Glasgow. (Good news for Glasgow shoppers and residents.
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Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0 “And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic,...
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EU 'cookie laws' set for further overhaul

EU 'cookie laws' set for further overhaul | Digital rights | Scoop.it
EU rules on 'cookies' are set to overhauled again in a move backed by the head of the European Commission.
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Judges could hear information rights tribunal cases on their own

Judges could hear information rights tribunal cases on their own | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Judges could determine the outcome of some information rights tribunal cases on their own in future under just-published proposals.
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Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy released

Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy released | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy has been released.
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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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So who does own the copyright on a monkey selfie?

So who does own the copyright on a monkey selfie? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Whilst visiting a national park in North Sulawesi wildlife photographer David Slater had his camera stolen – not by a thief, but by an inquisitive crested black macaque. The resulting selfies are causing…
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UK Government Mandates Open Document Format! A Brave or Foolhardy Decision?

UK Government Mandates Open Document Format!  A Brave or Foolhardy Decision? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
UK Government Policy Announcement on Office Standards Image from Computer Weekly (http://www.computerworlduk.com/) Back in October 2012 in a post entitled Good News From the UK Government: Launch of the Open Standards Principles which described how...
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Social care meets social media – what's holding the sector back?

Social care meets social media – what's holding the sector back? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Historically services have been cautious with digital tools, but things are changing, says Ruth Hardy
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The 5 Fact Guide to Digital Health for Hospital CEOs

The 5 Fact Guide to Digital Health for Hospital CEOs | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Dr. Saif Abed provides a 5 fact guide to digital health for hospital CEOs and physicians considering a digital health solution for their hospital/practice.
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Data protection reforms should enable 'one time' patient consent to use of their data in medical research, says health body

Data protection reforms should enable 'one time' patient consent to use of their data in medical research, says health body | Digital rights | Scoop.it
New EU data protection laws should not force medical researchers to seek consent from patients each time they wish to use their data or tissue samples in a new research project, the European Society of Medical Oncologists (ESMO) has said.
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Think Like a Designer: 3 Tips to Help You Build a Better Website

Think Like a Designer: 3 Tips to Help You Build a Better Website | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Thinking like a designer can be hard, but it helps when building great websites. Your content and messaging may be spotless, but without solid design your website will fall flat. These 3 design tips...
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Yammer? Not here you don’t.

Yammer?  Not here you don’t. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
… everybody who wishes to access the internet should be able to and … it is the role of government to ensure that everybody in our society has the opportunity to develop digital skills.
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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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