The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation: Draconian or Necessary?

A review of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation: Draconian or Necessary?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation: Draconian or Necessary?

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - Aleksander Kalisz

Since 1999, the laws governing data protection at the European level have remained largely stagnant. The existing regime pertains mainly to data controllers – those who collect personal information. On the other hand, data processors – those who service information – are normally excluded from these regulations.[1] In addition, the current regime has glaring loopholes- […]

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Why won’t we talk about guns?

Why won’t we talk about guns?

Wednesday 11 October 2017 - Amy Lund

The 1st of October 2017 was a tragedy. There can be no denying. At least 58 lost their lives and 500 more were injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock interrupted a country music festival with a shower of bullets on the Las Vegas strip. Accompanying him in his Madalay Bay hotel room were a stockpile of […]

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Is Cold War II brewing?

Is Cold War II brewing?

Thursday 28 September 2017 - Thomas Hughes

Is Cold War II Brewing?   The Cold War was the period of hostility between the Western powers and the Soviet bloc countries from 1945 to 1990. Tensions between the USA and Russia were near boiling point. Battles between different ideologies took place across the globe. And the world teetered on the brink of nuclear […]

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The Refugee’s Struggle

The Refugee’s Struggle

Sunday 2 April 2017 - Thomas Ryan

When all eyes were on the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, during her first speech on the 13th July 2016, something very different was happening off the coast of Lesbos. Four dead bodies were being dragged from the sea after a dinghy that was carrying migrants had capsized off the east coast. A young girl […]

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Elections: The Weakness of Democracy

Elections: The Weakness of Democracy

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Paul Thome

In recent elections and referendums, we have witnessed a global change in the political tide; some of us may question the operation of democracy in our current societies. Democracy comes from the Greek (as the first Western democracy was from Athens) demos meaning ‘people’ and kratos meaning ‘power’, literally translating to ‘power to the people’. […]

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The Golden Record: What Next?

The Golden Record: What Next?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Bethany Webb-Strong

2017 will mark the fortieth year since NASA sent off voyagers I and II on a tour of the solar system and then beyond into interstellar space. On board these vessels, which were designed to last for thousands of years, was a time capsule of sorts named the golden record. This record was created in […]

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Is the US on the Decline?

Is the US on the Decline?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Samuel Edgington

A key theme of the recently successful Trump campaign was monopolising upon the concern of American decline. The call to “make America great again” only resonated because it reflected a genuine feeling in the U.S. regarding domestic and international decline; there is a pervading sense that something has been lost. The majority of Americans now […]

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Morals & Machines

Morals & Machines

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Waratchaya Limvipuwat

In 1984, director James Cameron introduced to the world, “The Terminator”. This was a film, set in a dystopian world where society is dominated by artificial intelligence networks. Back when the film was first released, the idea of machines and computers being able to revolt against man’s control was absurd. Today, it does not seem […]

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Racing Forward – The Future of Technology and Transport

Racing Forward – The Future of Technology and Transport

Thursday 9 February 2017 - David Akinwolemiwa

It would not be at all controversial to claim (As Uber itself does), that Uber is “changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world”. However, a recent employment tribunal ruling is sure to change the logistical fabric of not only their business model, but that of the ‘gig economy’ at large. The gig economy […]

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Deliveroo: Good for Who?

Deliveroo: Good for Who?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - James Paget-Brown

A quote by Tim Goodwin has been floating around the Internet recently, receiving many likes and shares. It reads as follows: “The world’s largest taxi company [Uber], owns no vehicles. The world’s most popular media owner [Facebook], creates no content. The world’s most valuable retailer [Alibaba], owns no inventory. The world’s largest accommodation provider [Airbnb], […]

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