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1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 4th September 2017


Link Here 17th August 2017
Funnyman Blu-ray Funny Man (aka Funnyman) is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling.
Starring Tim James, Christopher Lee and Benny Young. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory scenes, language, drug misuse for:

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th September 2017
Censorship History

18 rated and uncut for 1994 cinema release but the 1995 follow up VHS suffered BBFC advised cuts. The uncut version was passed 15 for 2017 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, however the Unrated Version is uncut.

Promotional Material

When a mysterious Englishman loses his ancestral home in a poker hand, the lucky winner, Max Taylor, has no idea that, far Irom ending - the game has just begun. For the house is an ancient shrine to the Gods of Fortune, a Temple to chance and fate, and in the depths of its soul a spirit waits. In the modern deck he is the Wild Card, The Joker. In the eyes of a child, nothing more than a Jester and Clown. But to you, Ladies and Gentlemen - he is The Funny Man.

 

  Euston, we have a problem...

ASA bans trailers for Alien Covenant as shown at railway stations


Link Here 17th August 2017

alien covenenant advert video Two digital outdoor ads displayed on large screens in two stations in central London, for the film Alien: Covenant, seen in early May 2017:

a. The first ad began with a spacecraft approaching a planet followed by scenes on the planet. In one scene a man in a dark room shined a torch on an alien egg, the top of which began to slowly open. A close-up showed an alien-like mouth suddenly exploding from it, towards the camera. A woman in distress was then shown running down a corridor, being chase by an arachnid-like alien, followed by a close-up of her screaming. An arachnid-like alien was then shown running towards the camera. The final shot showed a woman hiding from an alien which was just on the other side of a door frame.

b. The second ad featured large on-screen text which stated in turn: RUN, HIDE, SCREAM and PRAY. The text appeared next to brief clips from the film, including the scene with the woman in distress running down a corridor being chased by an alien, the alien egg slowly opening, the close-up of the woman screaming, a woman looking panicked and shouting through the glass window in a closed door, the close-up of the alien-like mouth suddenly exploding towards the camera, and the final shot of a woman hiding from an alien which was just on the other side of a door frame.

Three complainants, one of whose children had seen the ads, challenged whether the ads were likely to cause fear or distress, and whether they were suitable to be shown in an untargeted medium.

ASA Assessment: Complaints upheld

The ASA understood the film was rated as a 15 by the BBFC and considered that the advertiser should therefore have taken particular care to ensure that scenes included in the ads would be suitable to be shown in a public space where children were likely to be present.

The ads contained scenes of characters who were clearly in distress, as well as images of an alien mouth suddenly exploding from an egg out towards the viewer, and a woman being chased by an alien. We considered those scenes were likely to frighten and cause distress to some children and that the ads were likely to catch their attention, particularly as they were shown on large screens. We concluded the ads were not suitable to be shown in an untargeted public medium and therefore breached the Code.

The ads must not appear again in their current form. We told Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Ltd to target their ads more carefully in future to avoid the risk of causing undue fear and distress to children.

 

  Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

It, The Untamed, Funny Man


Link Here 17th August 2017
filmFilm Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 31 July 2017 to 01 August 2017

Eat Locals

Poster Eat Locals 2017 Jason Flemyng

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 93:43s Eat Locals is a 2017 UK action comedy horror by Jason Flemyng.
Starring Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook and Freema Agyeman. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

In a quiet countryside farmhouse, Britain's vampires gather for their once-every-fifty-years meeting. Others will be joining them too; Sebastian Crockett, an unwitting Essex boy who thinks he's on a promise with sexy cougar Vanessa; and a detachment of Special Forces vampire killers who have bitten off more than they can chew. This is certainly going to be a night to remember... and for some of them it will be their last.

The Glass Castle

  glass castle

BBFC uncut
uncut
12A 126:47s The Glass Castle is a 2017 USA drama by Destin Daniel Cretton (as Destin Cretton).
Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, language, brief sexual threat, injury detail for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life

In Bed With Victoria

Poster Victoria 2016 Justine Triet

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 96:05s In Bed With Victoria is a 2016 France comedy romance by Justine Triet.
Starring Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste and Melvil Poupaud. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, sex references, drug misuse for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

Victoria is a thirty-something divorced lawyer who's struggling to raise her two daughters. She is canny and cynical but on the verge of an emotional breakdown. At a friend's wedding she reconnects with Vincent, an old friend, and Sam, an old client. Her life is about to take a new turn.

It

Poster It 2017 Andrs Muschietti

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 134:31s It is a 2017 USA horror drama by Andrés Muschietti.
Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong horror, violence, language for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 260:57s National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika is a 2017 drama by Marianne Elliott.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Nathan Lane. BBFC link

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references for:

  • 2017 cinema release

Pecking Order

Poster Pecking Order 2017 Slavko Martinov

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 88:26s Pecking Order is a 2017 New Zealand documentary by Slavko Martinov.
Starring Doug Bain, Sarah Bunton and Bob Dawber. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

Fierce rivalries, club infighting, problematic birds and irregular judging are just some of the challenges faced by a group of zealous Kiwi chicken breeders hell bent on victory at the 2015 National Poultry Show.

Una

 

Poster Una 2016 Benedict Andrews

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 94:08s Una (aka Blackbird) is a 2016 USA drama by Benedict Andrews.
Starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for child sexual abuse theme, very strong language, strong sex, sex references for:

  • 2017 cinema release

Summary Notes

A dark, dangerous story of love and guilt, where Ray, a midlevel manager in his early 50s, is confronted by angry 20-something Una. They had a passionate affair 15 years earlier, when he was 40 and she was 12. Their hostile encounter leaves it unclear, whether Una wants closure, contrition, revenge or continuation.

The Untamed

Poster La Regin Salvaje 2016 Amat Escalante

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 98:11s The Untamed is a 2016 Mexico / Denmark / France / Germany / Norway / Switzerland Sci-Fi horror thriller by Amat Escalante.
Starring Kenny Johnston, Simone Bucio and Fernando Corona. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:

  • 2017 cinema release
Summary Notes

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

videoFilm on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 31 July 2017 to 01 August 2017

Funny Man

Funnyman Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 89:10s Funny Man (aka Funnyman) is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling.
Starring Tim James, Christopher Lee and Benny Young. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory scenes, language, drug misuse for:

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th September 2017
Censorship History

18 rated and uncut for 1994 cinema release but the 1995 follow up VHS suffered BBFC advised cuts. The uncut version was passed 15 for 2017 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, however the Unrated Version is uncut.

Promotional Material

When a mysterious Englishman loses his ancestral home in a poker hand, the lucky winner, Max Taylor, has no idea that, far Irom ending - the game has just begun. For the house is an ancient shrine to the Gods of Fortune, a Temple to chance and fate, and in the depths of its soul a spirit waits. In the modern deck he is the Wild Card, The Joker. In the eyes of a child, nothing more than a Jester and Clown. But to you, Ladies and Gentlemen - he is The Funny Man.

The Journey

Poster Journey 2016 Nick Hamm

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 94:06s The Journey is a 2016 UK drama by Nick Hamm.
Starring Freddie Highmore, Toby Stephens and John Hurt. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, footage of real riots, brief injury detail for:

  • 2017 101 Films Limited [16:9] video
Summary Notes

A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland - firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness - who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history.

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 127:32s The Legend of the Holy Drinker is a 1988 drama by Ermanno Olmi.
Starring Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle and Sandrine Dumas. BBFC link

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild sex references, language for:

  • 2017 Arrow Film Distributors [16:9] video

Warriors Gate

Poster Warriors Gate 2016 Matthias Hoene

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 100:35s Warriors Gate is a 2016 France / China action adventure by Matthias Hoene.
Starring Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory and Uriah Shelton. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate fantasy violence for:

  • 2017 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment video
Summary Notes

A teenager is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.

TV CensorshipTV on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 31 July 2017 to 01 August 2017

Chelsea

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 59:21s
56:43s
49:28s
Chelsea is a comedy by Dara Horenblas.
Starring Chelsea Handler. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 102, Dinner Party: Good Sports Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 2, Episode 103, When Chelsea Met Harry Passed 15 for strong language, sex references
  • Season 2, Episode 104, the Future is Now Passed 15 for strong language

Comrade Detective

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 42:00s
34:24s
41:38s
41:11s
37:48s
43:37s
240:38s
Comrade Detective is a crime comedy drama
Starring Channing Tatum (voice) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, the Invisible Hand Passed 15 for strong language, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 2, No Exit Passed 15 for strong language, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 3, Bread is Bread Passed 15 for strong language, sex, suicide scene
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Two Films For One Ticket Passed 15 for strong language, sex references, nudity, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 5, the World is Watching Passed 15 for strong language, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Survival of the Fittest Passed 15 for strong language, bloody violence, gore
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-6 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gore, sex, nudity, suicide, language

Nurse Witch Komugi R

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 94:32s Nurse Witch Komugi R is a animation Sci-Fi fantasy by Keiichiro Kawaguchi.
Starring Kei Tomoe (voice), Erii Yamazaki (voice) and Makoto Koichi (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 5-8 Passed 12 for moderate sex references

Orphan Black

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
18
42:10s
41:53s
41:57s
41:59s
41:38s
Orphan Black is a Sci-Fi drama by David Wellington.
Starring Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce and Jordan Gavaris. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 5, Episode 4, Let the Children & the Childbearers Toil Passed 12 for moderate injury detail, language, threat, violence
  • Season 5, Episode 5, Ease For Idle Millionaires Passed 15 for strong violence, horror
  • Season 5, Episode 6, Manacled Slim Wrists Passed 12 for moderate violence, sex and drug references
  • Season 5, Episode 7, Gag Or Throttle Passed 18 for strong gory injury detail
  • Season 5, Episode 8, Guillotines Decide Passed 15 for strong violence, gory injury detail

Preacher

BBFC uncut
uncut
15
18
44:19s
45:17s
40:50s
44:58s
45:04s
Preacher is a fantasy drama by Michael Slovis.
Starring Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 3, Damsels Passed 18 for suicide scene, strong gore
  • Season 2, Episode 4, Viktor Passed 15 for strong violence, sex references
  • Season 2, Episode 5, Dallas Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, sex
  • Season 2, Episode 6, Sokoasha Passed 15 for strong violence, gore
  • Season 2, Episode 7, Pig Passed 15 for strong violence, gory scenes, sex references

Shadowhunters

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
43:15s
42:53s
43:08s
43:17s
Shadowhunters is a horror fantasy drama by Peter DeLuise.
Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood and Alberto Rosende. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 15, a Problem of Memory Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody images
  • Season 2, Episode 16, Day of Atonement Passed 12 for infrequent gory moments
  • Season 2, Episode 17, a Dark Reflection Passed 15 for strong gory images
  • Season 2, Episode 18, Awake, Arise Or Be Forever Fallen Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, injury detail

Stranger

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
PG
76:57s
86:28s
1126:01s
66:10s
67:26s
71:48s
69:46s
63:35s
66:46s
67:22s
66:48s
68:30s
67:38s
64:13s
77:16s
68:54s
76:24s
Stranger is a crime drama by Ahn Gil-Ho.
Starring Seung-woo Jo, Doona Bae and Joon-hyuk Lee. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 12 for moderate bad language
  • Season 1, Episode 11 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 12 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, violence, threat
  • Season 1, Episode 13 Passed 15 for strong crime scene detail
  • Season 1, Episode 14 Passed 15 for strong crime scene detail, injury detail, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 15 Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody crime scene detail
  • Season 1, Episode 16 Passed 15 for strong injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed PG for mild bad language, sex references
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong bloody crime scene detail
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 12 for moderate language, violence
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong violence
  • Season 1, Episode 9 Passed 12 for moderate language
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-16 Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, crime scene detail

Top of the Lake: China Girl

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 54:56s
59:28s
58:20s
59:17s
56:11s
59:27s
Top of the Lake: China Girl is a crime drama by Jane Campion.
Starring Nicole Kidman, Elisabeth Moss and Fayassi Bazzi. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 1 Passed 15 for strong language, sex references, references to sexual violence
  • Season 2, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong language, forensic gore, sex references, rape references
  • Season 2, Episode 3 Passed 15 for very strong language, strong sex references, violence
  • Season 2, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong language, sex references, nudity, violence
  • Season 2, Episode 5 Passed 15 for strong language, sex, sex references, sexualised nudity, grisly scenes
  • Season 2, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, sex

Turn: Washington's Spies

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 44:40s
42:54s
43:00s
42:14s
42:59s
Turn: Washington's Spies is a war drama by Jeremy Webb.
Starring Daniel Henshall, Jamie Bell and Seth Numrich. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 4, Nightmare Passed 15 for brief strong violence
  • Season 4, Episode 5, Private Woodhull Passed 15 for brief strong violence
  • Season 4, Episode 6, Our Man in New York Passed 15 for strong sex, violence
  • Season 4, Episode 7, Quarry Passed 15 for strong violence
  • Season 4, Episode 8, Belly of the Beast Passed 15 for strong violence, bloody scenes
videoMusic on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 31 July 2017 to 01 August 2017

Black Sabbath

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 134:16s Black Sabbath - the End is a filmed performance by Dick Curruthers.
Starring Black Sabbath. BBFC link

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language for:

  • 2017 Eagle Rock Entertainment [16:9] video

David Gilmour

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 159:23s David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii is a music filmed performance by Gavin Elder.
Starring David Gilmour. BBFC link

UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent mild bad language, innuendo for:

  • 2017 Sony Music Entertainment video
Additional Material:
  • David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii - Bonus Material [Additional Material]
videoChildren's DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 31 July 2017 to 01 August 2017

Spark

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG 91:21s Spark is a children's cartoon film by Aaron Woodley.
Starring Jessica Biel (voice), Susan Sarandon (voice) and Hilary Swank (voice). BBFC link

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild threat, fantasy violence for:

  • 2017 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment [16:9] video
PreviewComing Soon Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions from 31 July 2017 to 01 August 2017

 

      Trailers:
  • Black Sabbath: The End of the End
  • Bolshoi Ballet 2017-18 Season
  • Carmen on the Lake - Bregenz, Austria
  • Generic Universal 4k
  • Journey Through French Cinema
  • Justice League
  • The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
  • Ready Player One
  • The Ritual
  • RSC Live From Stratford-upon-avon: Coriolanus
  • Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
  • Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

Arrow

      Additional Material:
  • Arrow - What We Leave Behind Episode, Scene 02 [Additional Material]
  • Arrow - the New Team Arrow [Additional Material, Season 5]
  • Arrow - Second Chances Episode, Scene 24 [Additional Material, Season 5]
  • Arrow - Kapiushon Episode, Scenes 35 and 36 [Additional Material, Season 5]
  • Arrow - Kapiushon Episode, Scene 28 [Additional Material, Season 5]
  • Arrow - Dangerous Liaisons Episode, Scene 63 [Additional Material, Season 5]
  • Arrow - Checkmate Episode, Scene 38 [Additional Material, Season 5]
  • Arrow - Kapiushon Episode, Scene 53 [Additional Material, Season 5]

Ash Vs Evil Dead

      Additional Material:
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Blu-ray Moving Menu [Additional Material]
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Up Your Ash [Additional Material, Season 2]
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Inside Episode the Morgue [Additional Material, Season 2]
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Inside Episode Second Coming [Additional Material, Season 2]
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Inside Episode Home [Additional Material, Season 2]
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Inside Episode D.u.i. [Additional Material, Season 2]
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Inside Episode Confinement [Additional Material, Season 2]
  • Ash Vs Evil Dead - Inside Episode Ashy Slashy [Additional Material, Season 2]

The Beguiled

      Additional Material:
  • The Beguiled - a Southern Style [Additional Material]
  • The Beguiled - a Shift in Perspective [Additional Material]

Despicable Me 3

      Additional Material:
  • Despicable Me 3 - There's Something Special Music Video [Additional Material]
  • Despicable Me 3 - Yellow Light Music Video [Additional Material]
  • Despicable Me 3 - Musical Masterminds [Additional Material]
  • Despicable Me 3 - Minion Moments [Additional Material]
  • Despicable Me 3 - Developing Dru [Additional Material]
  • Despicable Me 3 - Despicable Me TV [Additional Material]
  • Despicable Me 3 - Doowit Sing Along [Additional Material]
  • Despicable Me 3 - Mini Movie: The Secret Life of Kyle [Additional Material]
  • The Making of Despicable Me 3 [Additional Material]

The Flash

      Additional Material:
  • The Flash: I'm Your Super Friend [Additional Material, Season 3]
  • The Flash: Hitting the Fast Note [Additional Material, Season 3]
  • The Flash - Villain School: The Flash Rogues [Additional Material, Season 3]
  • The Flash - Synchronicity in a Flash [Additional Material, Season 3]
  • The Flash - Rise of Gorilla City [Additional Material, Season 3]
  • The Flash - Deleted Scene: The Wrath of Savitar Episode, Scene 13 [Additional Material, Season 3] [Additional Material, Season 3]
  • The Flash - Deleted Scene: The Present Episode, Scene 12 [Additional Material, Season 3]
  • The Flash - Deleted Scene: The New Rogues Episode, Scene 36 [Additional Material, Season 3]

Silicon Valley

      Additional Material:
  • Silicon Valley - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material, Season 4]

 

  A forgotten childhood...

Government to incorporate upcoming EU privacy protection directive into UK law


Link Here 17th August 2017

DCMS logoPeople are  to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Censorship Minister Matt Hancock.

  • Public to have greater control over personal data - including right to be forgotten

  • New right to require social media platforms to delete information on children and adults when asked

In a statement of intent the Government has committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill. It will provide everyone with the confidence that their data will be managed securely and safely. Research shows that more than 80% of people feel that they do not have complete control over their data online.

Under the plans individuals will have more control over their data by having the right to be forgotten and ask for their personal data to be erased. This will also mean that people can ask social media channels to delete information they posted in their childhood. The reliance on default opt-out or pre-selected 'tick boxes', which are largely ignored, to give consent for organisations to collect personal data will also become a thing of the past.

Businesses will be supported to ensure they are able to manage and secure data properly. The data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), will also be given more power to defend consumer interests and issue higher fines, of up to £17 million or 4% of global turnover, in cases of the most serious data breaches.

Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital said:

Our measures are designed to support businesses in their use of data, and give consumers the confidence that their data is protected and those who misuse it will be held to account.

The new Data Protection Bill will give us one of the most robust, yet dynamic, set of data laws in the world. The Bill will give people more control over their data, require more consent for its use, and prepare Britain for Brexit. We have some of the best data science in the world and this new law will help it to thrive.

The Data Protection Bill will:

  • Make it simpler to withdraw consent for the use of personal data

  • Allow people to ask for their personal data held by companies to be erased

  • Enable parents and guardians to give consent for their child's data to be used

  • Require 'explicit' consent to be necessary for processing sensitive personal data

  • Expand the definition of 'personal data' to include IP addresses, internet cookies and DNA

  • Update and strengthen data protection law to reflect the changing nature and scope of the digital economy

  • Make it easier and free for individuals to require an organisation to disclose the personal data it holds on them

  • Make it easier for customers to move data between service providers

New criminal offences will be created to deter organisations from either intentionally or recklessly creating situations where someone could be identified from anonymised data.

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, said:

We are pleased the government recognises the importance of data protection, its central role in increasing trust and confidence in the digital economy and the benefits the enhanced protections will bring to the public.

Data protection rules will also be made clearer for those who handle data but they will be made more accountable for the data they process with the priority on personal privacy rights. Those organisations carrying out high-risk data processing will be obliged to carry out impact assessments to understand the risks involved.

The Bill will bring the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law, helping Britain prepare for a successful Brexit.

 

 Update: No refuge from censorship...

Malaysian film censors target films at refugee festival


Link Here 17th August 2017  full story: Censored Films in Malaysia...Film censors and censorship
kakuma can dance video Several films about refugees have been censored for showing at a festival in Malaysia.

Activists say the Film Censorship Board (LPF) officials came to the Refugee Festival in Kuala Lumpur late last week, subsequently demanding the partial censorship of Bou , a film about trafficked brides from Burma (Myanmar), and total ban on Kakuma Can Dance about refugee hip hop dancers in Kenya.

Refugee Festival organiser Mahi Ramakrishnan, who directed Bou (bride in the Rohingya language) said Malaysian authorities turned up immediately prior to the opening of the event to force the filmmakers to gain prior clearance from the LPF before screening their work.

Ramakrishnan later showed a cut version of Bou on Aug 13, in which the LPF demanded certain, politically sensitive scenes were muted, played without subtitles or simply removed, including one showing footage of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. According to campaign group Fortify Rights, another such scene is where a human trafficker explains false passports for Rohingya child brides are made in Bangladesh before the trafficker will pay money to clear [Malaysian] immigration.

 

 Update: Misleading intentions...

Vietnam's government announces an internet censorship systems to identify and block news that it does not like


Link Here 17th August 2017  full story: Internet Censorship in Vietnam...New law requiring websites to delete content
Vietnam flagAn internet censorship system including software that identifies, blocks, collects and processes 'misleading' information on the Internet will soon be launched in Vietnam.

Software that blocks PCs from accessing websites containing 'misleading' information, and an investigation system that analyzes methods used by cyber criminals will also be developed.

The project was recently approved by the Ministry of Information and Communications and will run until 2025.

 

 Offsite Article: Is Your Laptop Watching You Masturbate?...


Link Here 17th August 2017
Naah... It's just an attempted scam

See article from lifehacker.com.au

 

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