Andrew Cormack

Chief regulatory adviser, Jisc technologies

My blog posts

Beyond Safe Harbour – what happens now?

Two weeks ago the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided that the Safe Harbour agreement, which was concerned with the transmission of personal... >>

Regulatory developments blog on Jisc Community



Role

My current role is to keep Jisc technologies and customers of the Janet network informed about the legal, policy and security issues around networks and networked services.

Computer networks are a long way from the lawless "wild west" that some fear. Not only do all real-world laws apply to on-line activities, there are many laws specific to networks as well.

My job is to keep track of those, and ensure that the Janet network's policies and services conform to them.

I've also contributed to the development of a number of laws - including on defamation, copyright and criminal content - to help make them more effective in protecting networks and their users.

Background

Previously I ran the JANET-CERT and EuroCERT incident response teams.

Media coverage

A year to get your act together: how universities and colleges should be preparing for new data regulations
FE News, August 2017

Students unaware of data use
edquarter, July 2017

Less than half of students know how personal data is used
edquarter, June 2017

Preparing for the GDPR
University Business, December 2016