Peter Cochrane: The internet needs controls like a duck needs flippers

clock • 4 min read

The GDPR appears to have been written by people wearing stove pipe hats wielding quill pens, suggests ex-BT CTO Peter Cochrane

Two weeks ago I was sat at my desk when an exceptionally large set of operating system and app upgrade messages popped onto my screen. And, because I have my own consultancy company and am also ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Meta's AI plans are against EU law, says Max Schrems

Privacy

'This is clearly the opposite of GDPR compliance'

clock 06 June 2024 • 3 min read
'TunnelVision' bug potentially allows snooping on all VPNs

Threats and Risks

Operating system features can be manipulated to divert traffic away from encrypted VPN tunnel

clock 08 May 2024 • 3 min read
EU opens disinformation probe against Meta as elections loom

Compliance

Comes as Meta closes key disinformation tracking tool

clock 01 May 2024 • 2 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Communications

Vodafone scraps European datacentres after signing $1.5bn deal with Microsoft

Vodafone scraps European datacentres after signing $1.5bn deal with Microsoft

Both partners emphasise generative AI

Penny Horwood
clock 17 January 2024 • 2 min read
'Mind reading' cap turns thoughts into text during trials

'Mind reading' cap turns thoughts into text during trials

Year of AI closes with breakthrough in non-invasive decoding of thoughts

Penny Horwood
clock 14 December 2023 • 2 min read
Vodafone and Three announce merger to create UKs biggest mobile network

Vodafone and Three announce merger to create UKs biggest mobile network

Currently the third and fourth biggest mobile operators, the merger would see the creation of a mobile giant with 27 million customers.

Penny Horwood
clock 15 June 2023 • 3 min read