The latest analysis and insight from the Dods Political Intelligence team
Regulating the internet is a notoriously difficult challenge, but the Online Harms White Paper presents an opportunity for industry and users to shape the future of technology regulation.
As the Brexit debate continues, Dods Monitoring's Connor Smart suggests that "businesses should pay close attention to their responsibilities under the relevant scenarios above and keep up to date with ICO and DCMS guidance".
How has the Article 50 deadline been missed? Dods Monitoring's Laura Hutchinson explains.
Dods Monitoring's Maria Busca examines the nature of algorithms and discrimination in the insurance industry.
Dods Monitoring’s Guinevere Poncia asks how the UK is dealing with potential security threats in its telecoms infrastructure.
Female Genital Mutilation has been illegal in the UK for 34 years, so why has it taken until 2019 for the first conviction to take place, and what can the Government do to stop it? Dods Monitoring's Sophie-Rose Feary explains.
Dods Monitoring's Roisin Buckley says although a Domestic Abuse Bill is still not a guarantee, Ministers are hard pressed to honour the 2017 Conservative manifesto commitment to legislate on domestic violence.
Dods Monitoring consultant Alex Tiley explores what the introduction of PRT poultry could mean for the UK.
Hopefully the Government will reconsider their current path, and use the final stages of the Offensive Weapons Bill to introduce amendments to the legislation that will allow the Bill to have it’s intended effect, says Dods Monitoring's Alex Tiley.
Dods Monitoring's Mitchell Adams reviews the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London and global efforts to end poaching and the trade in illegal wildlife goods.
The Government have issued a clear commitment to developing the UK’s capacity to produce nuclear energy in 2018. But some MPs are reticent and believe the UK is being taken down the wrong path in its pursuit of a robust sustainable energy mix, writes Dods Monitoring’s Josh White.
A new survey of NHS staff reveals that while there remains a difference between the level of enthusiasm for AI between senior managers and other respondents of the survey, overall the majority view it as positive.
Criminalising Upskirting is a massive step forward in protecting bodily autonomy and bringing perpetrators to justice, but - asks Dods Monitoring's Josh Grundy - could the proposed bill do more to protect victims?
Dods Monitoring's Alex Tiley speculates on the future of the controversial French delicacy, foie gras.
Pressure continues to build for England to introduce an op-out organ donation scheme, writes Dods Monitoring's Sophie-Rose Feary.
With the EFRA committee calling for an consultation to be held on the possibility of banning the import and sale of fur in the UK, Dods Monitoring's Alex Tiley examines the future of the industry.
Dods Monitoring's Connor Smart writes about future EU and UK data sharing arrangements after Brexit, ensuring that UK businesses can still have access to EU personal data, even if we leave without an agreement in place.
Dods Monitoring's Josh White writes about the recently published Road to Zero Emissions strategy for PoliticsHome.
Peers are set to debate the Government’s legislation to reform the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards scheme over four years since the Lords Committee called for it to be replaced. Dods Monitoring's Daniel Laing explains.
Dods Monitoring consultant Roisin Buckley says the appointment of Kit Malthouse as the new Housing Minister could at least mean some much-needed continuity for the housing brief.
It would be harder to find many Ministers who have shown less interest in the topics contained in their brief than newly appointed Minister for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Jeremy Wright QC, says Dods Monitoring's, Andy Frain.
To declare Channel 4’s new HQ as a major move step towards a London-less future would be an exaggeration, writes Dods Monitoring's Culture and Media Consultant Andy Frain.
Dods Monitoring consultant, Alex Tiley, says 'tremendous opportunity' lies ahead for UK farmers if Defra looks to encourage agri-tech post-Brexit.
Dods Monitoring's Connor Smart sets out the current challenges for UK defence and predicts 'the way we look at and deal with defence will change and the debate about capability, funding and the ever-present politics will become a more mainstream agenda'.
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