Tech Policy

EU Right To Be Forgotten threatens innovation and the free and open Internet

13 May , 2014  

Google right to be forgotten - Eddie Copeland

The government has pushed hard to promote Britain as the best place in Europe to start a technology business. It has endorsed the many digital start-ups based in Tech City, and is keen to develop technology and digital industries around the UK. It is right to do so. The internet accounts for a greater percentage […]

Tech Policy

What role will technology play in parties’ manifestos for 2015?

9 May , 2014  

Digital Democracy - Eddie Copeland

What role will technology play in parties’ manifestos for 2015? That’s the question I’ll be putting to Nadhim Zahawi (Member of the No. 10 Policy Board), Chi Onwurah (Shadow Cabinet Office Minister) and Dr Julian Huppert (Member for Cambridge) at an event on 4th June at Google Campus. The answer matters: From education to healthcare, […]


Tech Policy

Digital Government: The gap between vision and reality

24 Apr , 2014  

Digital Government - Eddie Copeland

This blog was written for Open Forum Events‘ upcoming conference: Digital Public Services: Simpler. Quicker. More Engaging. Much has been promised about technology’s ability to radically transform government and public service delivery. Harnessing smart tech is meant to offer the chance to make government leaner, more responsive and more personalised to the needs of individual […]


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Why we need a more strategic approach to open data

23 Apr , 2014  

A strategic approach to open data - Eddie Copeland

As the world celebrates 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the World Wide Web, two events have shown the potential of his other great passion – open data. On Sunday, I was a judge at Rewired State’s National Hack the Government weekend. On Thursday, I shared a panel to discuss open data in […]


Tech Policy

What’s wrong with Care.Data?

28 Feb , 2014 - Eddie Copeland

It’s been a tough few weeks for The roll out of the initiative – which aims to combine GP and hospital records in the national Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) databases – has been postponed for a second time for six months. Doctors have reported being confused about the respective demands of […]

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International Relations

Four Competing Conceptions of Indian Identity

18 Apr , 2013  

Indian National Identity - Eddie Copeland

‘There is not, and never was an India… possessing according to European ideas, any sort of unity… political, social or religious; no nation, no “people of India”.’ John Strachey, 1885 The opinion expressed above by former Labour MP, John Strachey, may well have accorded with the attitudes of many of his countrymen during the period of […]