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Theresa May's comments on the Andrew Marr Show have lead to a round of speculation around the actions that the Home Secretary will take in the wake of Woolwich, especially in regard to the shelved Communications Data Bill.
Justice is better served by openness and transparency, writes Padraig Reidy
Basic principles are at stake as confusion reigns ahead of Monday's vote, says Index chief executive Kirsty Hughes
The Leveson Report will become a benchmark for press regulation in modern democracies. Index has urged a serious, considered debate about Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations rather than their full adoption. The free speech organisation opposes the statutory underpinning of press regulation as proposed by Lord Justice Leveson.
A tough but voluntary regulator is the best way to ensure a free press and a fair society, Index says in a new policy note Plus: Why Leveson's recommendations are more worrying than you think
The most senior prosecutor in England has issued guidelines on when criminal charges should be brought against people posting offensive or abusive comments on social media networks
Index welcomes the government’s rejection of a proposal for mandatory blocking of “internet filth”
Leveson's "statutory underpinning" is no way to protect press freedom, says Kirsty Hughes
The British government’s Communications Data Bill is to be redrafted after the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he would block the current bill. The bill, which would give government agencies unprecedented access to email, web and phone traffic, has been described as a “snooper’s charter” by free speech and
Home Secretary Theresa May’s plan to store information on every citizen’s use of email, the web, and phones have been dealt a severe blow by a parliamentary committee. Padraig Reidy reports
Section 5 of the 1986 Public Order Act could be adjusted to remove the word “insulting” from legislation, it was announced today (10 December). Director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer has said that past cases could be classified as “abusive”, as opposed to “insulting”. Section 5 has stirred controversy in the past: in 2010,