Regulating targeted and behavioural advertising in digital services: How to ensure users’ informed consent. “The study addresses the regulation of targeted and behavioural advertising in the context of digital services. Marketing methods and technologies deployed in behavioural and target advertising are presented. The EU law on consent to the processing of personal data is analysed, in connection with advertising practices. Ways of improving the quality of consent are discussed as well as ways of restricting its scope as a legal basis for the processing of personal data.”
Mobility imaginaries: The social & ethical issues of connected and automated vehicles : narrative analysis and engagement with different actors. “This report summarises key findings and recommendations arising from narrative analysis of policy and industry proposals in the field of connected and automated vehicles, based on a hybrid methodology of ‘discourse analysis’ and a number of in-depth interviews conducted by the JRC concerning the future of mobility and in particular the issue of connected and automated vehicles.”
The use of SLAPPs to silence journalists, NGOs and civil society: “This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, analyses legal definitions of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) and assesses the compatibility of anti-SLAPP legislation with EU law. It is recommended that an anti-SLAPP Directive should be adopted, and that the Brussels Ia Regulation and Rome II Regulation should be recast to limit the incidence of SLAPPs.”
Westminster & the UK Government
Proscribed Terrorist Organisations: “This paper examines the regime for proscribing organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000. It explains the criteria that must be met for proscription, the associated criminal offences, and the process for deproscription. It also considers recently proscribed organisations, and some criticisms of the regime.”
Government response to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on the future of UK music festivals “These documents provide the government’s response to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report, The Future of UK Music Festivals, published in May 2021.”
Policy paper: UK hydrogen strategy. “This strategy sets out the approach to developing a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK to meet our ambition for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.”
Scottish Parliament & Government
Legal aid – how it works. “This briefing looks at the different types of legal aid and the role of the Scottish Legal Aid Board.”
Scottish Animal Welfare Commission report: Principles for ascribing sentience to animals and case study of the evidence for sentience in cephalopods.
Local food for everyone – a discussion: consultation. “Everyone, from private individuals to businesses and organisations are invited to help shape a local food strategy for Scotland. This consultation is the first stage in a strategy to make high quality food accessible to all and promote the benefits of local food.” Closing 26 November 2021.
Perceptions of personal safety and experiences of harassment, Great Britain: 2 to 27 June 2021. “Analysis from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN) providing an insight into perceptions of personal safety when walking in various locations at different times of day.”
Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 27 August 2021. “Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 18 to 22 August 2021 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.”
Local Authority Vacant Dwellings (vacancies arising during the year): Number of Local Authority dwellings falling vacant during the year and which are available for reletting (whether or not relet)
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