All posts by Simon Pipe

I'm a freelance journalist, copywriter, and creative; I also teach journalism part-time at university. I was a senior broadcast journalist at the BBC and a reporter, sub-editor and feature writer on newspapers before that. I run St Helena Online, a news website about the remote British island in the South Atlantic, at www.sthelenaonline.org. I like running.

GDPR: blogs and websites must meet new data rules

All websites – including personal blogs and student sites must comply with the new (in 2018) General Data Protection Regulation, says a guide published by WordPress. Nearly all collect personal data – for instance, when someone subscribes. Read the guide here.

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Ex-leader’s plea fails to get Leveson reopened

MPs blocked a Labour amendment to the Data Protection Bill aimed at reopening the Leveson Inquiry into the conduct of the press – despite an impassioned plea by former leader Ed Miliband about the promises made to victims of phone hacking. Watch it here.

Feature: criminals with lifelong anonymity

Child murders Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were tried in an adult court and publicly named by a judge when convicted; but on release, they were given new identities to protect them from attack. When Venables was jailed again in February 2018, The Sun ran a feature on the six criminals in Britain who had closely guarded, lifelong anonymity. Read it here.