And still the arguments around the UK government’s Digital Economy Bill continue. The bill is in the process of approval by the House of Lords, but several members have slammed the news that the bill won’t be passed to privacy watchdog the Office of the Information Commissioner before becoming law. “Formally requiring the information commissioner to approve the code is not necessary and could add significantly to the time for the approval process,” says the bill’s sponsor Lord Young, but film mogul Lord Puttnam said this would be wrong. “What will end up leaving this chamber… and going to the Commons is a bill that none of us is particularly proud of,” he said, while criticising the “extraordinary degree of lobbying” that’s been involved in the bill. Source: Guardian

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