22 Apr '15, 3pm

What the election manifestos of #UK parties mean for your Internet #privacy

What the election manifestos of #UK parties mean for your Internet #privacy

By David Abrahams, Head of Public Policy Last week saw the UK’s General Election campaign move from the ‘phoney war’ to the start of the real battle, with the main UK parties publishing their election manifestos. So what do they tell us about the parties’ plans for the internet and the wider technology sector Promises or shopping lists? Election manifestos have traditionally been seen as a ‘contract with the electorate’: a set of commitments to which politicians could be held to account at the next election. However, after five years of coalition government and with all the polls still pointing to a hung Parliament, this year’s manifestos read much more like political wish lists. They are more likely to be the starting point for coalition negotiations rather than cast iron policy commitments. For a high-level summary of the measures in the manifestos which broadly relate t...

Full article: http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/blog-what-election-...

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