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UK data regulator probes into Facebook experiment on users

Jul 02, 2014

UK data regulator probes into Facebook experiment on users

ICO in the UK is investigating whether Facebook Inc broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users. #social media #facebook #Life #NewsTracker #social network #Financial Times #Information Commissioner's Office #ICO #psychological experiment #experiment #data regulator
Ban social media like China, says Ajit Pawar, but backtracks later

Jun 09, 2014

Ban social media like China, says Ajit Pawar, but backtracks later

The Maharashtra deputy CM has called for regulation of social media in the aftermath of two incidents of violence following defamatory posts online. #facebook #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Ajit Pawar #NCP #Pune Techie Murder #social media regulation
Fukushima: Japan to start building underground ice wall

Jun 02, 2014

Fukushima: Japan to start building underground ice wall

Japan will on Monday start constructing an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said. #World #Japan #NewsTracker #Fukushima #Tepco #Nuclear Regulation Authority
Intend to look into paid news, media regulation: Law Commission

May 24, 2014

Intend to look into paid news, media regulation: Law Commission

The law panel said that though the country has every reason to celebrate its news media, as society evolves, new challenges, which are constantly thrown up require consideration. #India #NewsTracker #Law Commission #paid news #Media Regulation #trial by media #Media Laws in India
Govt to spend Rs 3,000 cr to set up labs, double drug regulators

May 21, 2014

Govt to spend Rs 3,000 cr to set up labs, double drug regulators

When asked about some concerns, Pandey said, "Government stands behind zero tolerance when it comes to human lives. Indian laws are the toughest." #India #NewsTracker #Pharmaceutical industry #DCGI #Drug regulators

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Govt vs citizen: Should we ban things we can't control?

Aug 13, 2013

Govt vs citizen: Should we ban things we can't control?

It is convenient for bureaucrats to ban anything they find difficult to understand or control. But in doing this they are working against the citizen's interests. #ToTheContrary #Regulators #Citizens' Rights #Percy Mistry
Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Nov 30, 2012

Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Almost all the bad practices put on display during the Leveson inquiry are already illegal. Regulating the press inherently means providing an additional deterrent to choice, and a prior restraint on publication. #social media #Twitter #ConnectTheDots #News of the World #Leveson Report #Press Freedom #Press Regulation

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Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Jul 23, 2014

Offering Small Fees, Banks Cater to Low-Income Customers

The products provide a different kind of payout: good will from regulators and a chance to woo customers who might one day become profitable... #Wall Street #American Express Company
Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Jul 21, 2014

British Prosecutor Joins Extensive Foreign-Exchange Inquiry

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is joining various regulators who are investigating allegations of abuse in the multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market... #United Kingdom #Forex #Serious Fraud Office
Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Jul 21, 2014

Paranoia Muddies Media's View of Bitcoin's Potential

European financial regulators just took a positive step to engage directly with the disruptive effects of the growing cryptocurrency ecosystem, but you might not have realized that. The European Banking Authority (EBA) watchdog agency issued a report... #United Kingdom #Forex #Serious Fraud Office