MPs of the Australian Labor Party are expected to vote for mandatory data-retention legislation when it is debated in parliament in March.
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The Australian Department of Parliamentary Services expects its Apple-like one-stop IT shop to be open for MPs in Parliament House after the September federal election.
The companies, which are just two of the many US companies that avoid paying full UK corporation tax through intricate international arrangements, will be questioned by the Public Accounts Committee on Monday.
The European Commission has admitted for the first time that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, will probably be defeated in Europe.The failure of ACTA to be voted through in the EU is indeed likely, as the leader of the trade committee that has been scrutinising it has advised the European Parliament to reject it in June.
The U.K. Parliament will spend upwards of $700,000 on iPads for elected politicians. But the additional charges, from apps to data, may end up costing the British public even more.
The Pirate Bay is urging its users to "stand united" by writing to members of parliament and internet service providers to protest the blocking of the website by five UK ISPs.The Pirate Bay is urging its UK users to protest the ISP block with their MPs.
The Home Affairs Committee has called for an ISP code of conduct 'committing them to removing violent extremist material', although it is unclear whether they mean 'hosting providers' rather than ISPs
India's lower house of Parliament is giving MPs 50,000 rupees (US$970) to buy tablet devices to save paper and improve their tech literacy, reports note.
MPs and peers have recommended forcing social networks and service providers to take down anonymously posted comments if they receive a complaint that they are defamatory
The BBC should have opened up its aborted Digital Media Initiative contract to companies other than Siemens, the Public Accounts Committee has found
Politicians should be able to use iPads and Twitter during House of Commons debates, a parliamentary report has recommended
A committee of MPs is to decide whether Apple iPads and other tablet PCs should be issued for free to MPs at the start of their term in office
In the second reading of his National Broadband Network (NBN) Transparency Bill in Parliament this morning, Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull alleged that Communications Minister Stephen Conroy told independent MPs it would be unlikely that the Productivity Commission would give the NBN a tick of approval.
ISPs and privacy campaigners who say that the copyright law falls foul of EU regulations have won a review from the High Court
The privacy watchdog has said that MPs have misunderstood the action it has taken over Google Street View's data collection, after being criticised in Parliament
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has said he will be "pragmatic" in broadband policy negotiations with the three regional independent MPs who will determine which major party forms a minority government in what looks to be a hung parliament.
The All Party Parliamentary Communications Group has issued a slew of recommendations covering privacy, file-sharing, broadband speed advertising and online safety
Whitehall has been accused of embarking on IT schemes without proper thought, following the revelation of the losses, incurred over five years
As the recent loss of learner-driver information is labelled 'mind-bending', MPs call for an urgent culture change in the government's handling of private data
The British Library, the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the open rights movement tell U.K. Members of Parliament (MPs) how DRM makes life harder.
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