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Election Security

Transatlantic Techlash Continues as U.K. and U.S. Lawmakers Release Proposals for Regulation

The 2018 “techlash” shows no sign of slowing. The last week of July saw the release of two papers containing proposals for significant increases regulation of tech companies, particularly with an eye toward protecting the integrity of political processes and elections.

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

Evaluating the U.K.'s ‘Active Cyber Defence’ Program

In November 2016, the U.K. government launched its Active Cyber Defence (ACD) program with the intention of tackling “in a relatively automated [and transparent] way, a significant proportion of the cyber attacks that hit the U.K.” True to their word, a little over a year on, last week the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a full and frank account (over 60 pages long) of their progress to date.

Western Europe

Summary: The U.K. Court of Appeal Ruling and What’s Next for the Investigatory Powers Act

The U.K. Court of Appeal has held that Section 1 of an expired state surveillance law, the 2014 Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, was unlawful as it related to “access to retained data,” or personal data held for criminal justice or public protection purposes.

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