Ed Vaizey

UK startup blasts gov’t plan to downgrade data protection

The U.K. government’s post-Brexit appetite to “reform” domestic privacy rules by reducing the level of protections wrapping people’s data is already having wider ramifications

Ex-minister predicts ‘huge battleground’ over UK’s plan to set internet content rules

The former U.K. minster of state for what is now the digital and culture department, DCMS, has warned of the looming battle in parliament over the exact shape of incoming online safety legislation. In

Financing for students startup StudentFinance raises $5.3M seed from Giant and Armilar

Fintech startup StudentFinance — which allows educational institutions to offer success-based financing for students — has raised a $5.3 million (€4.5 million) seed round co-led by Giant

UK’s long-delayed digital strategy looks to AI but is locked to Brexit

The UK government is due to publish its long awaited Digital Strategy later today, about a year later than originally slated. Existing delays having been compounded by the shock of Brexit. Drafts of t

ICANN’s globalization creates peril and promise

Ed Vaizey Contributor Ed Vaizey is a Member of the UK Parliament. From 2010 until 2016 he was a minister in the UK Government, responsible for digital and technology policy. More posts by this contrib

On the EU’s net neutrality law

Certainly, we need to ensure innovation and the room for startups to grow. But we also need to acknowledge legitimate traffic management, and the need for infrastructure investment.

U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Minister

Ed Vaizey, the U.K.'s minister for the Digital Economy, has said the government is keeping an open mind about digital currencies as it continues a review of Bitcoin and its ilk which kicked off this s