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Event: PICTFOR hosts Twitter “teach-in” to 50 Parliamentarians

Twitter’s Adam Sharp gave a fascinating  “teach in” to 50 parliamentarians at the PICTFOR meeting held in the Grand Committee room in the House of Commons last night.  Eric Joyce MP  introduced @AdamS to Members from both Houses who were keen to learn more about the Twitter phenomenum and how “The open exchange of information can have a […]

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Call for written evidence on Privacy and Injunctions

          Eric Joyce MP is a member of the Houses of Commons and Lords Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions. This was set up by agreement between the prime minister and the opposition following well-known recent privacy and injunction breaches in parts of the media and on social media. The consultation closes on […]

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Ethical and spiritual implications of the internet

PITCOM meeting report June 2011: Ethical and spiritual implications of the internet While the positive power of the internet is illustrated by its role in the Arab Spring, its potential for harm is as yet poorly understood. Download report. June 2011 Meeting Report

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Accessing and using digital maps

PITCOM briefing January 2010: This issue: Accessing and using digital maps Mapping the future Radical change is afoot at Ordnance Survey, with consultation underway on freeing up most of its data for all to use. But what are the potential pitfalls? Download report. Accessing and using digital maps    

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PITCOM briefing January 2011: Broadband for all constituents – the challenge for MPs and industry

How fast is fast enough? Lack of access to broadband can lead to social and political exclusion. For politicians, the race is on to ensure all constituents are connected. Download report.

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PITCOM briefs MPs on role of the internet in Middle East pro-democracy struggle

A briefing for MPs and Peers on the role played by the Internet, mobile phones and other digital communications technologies is published today (15 March 2011) by PITCOM, the Parliamentary IT Committee. Download the report. New communications technologies, including social media and handheld devices with video features, have played a significant part in channelling the […]

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