Election imprints in the online world: what should the rules say?

Last week the BBC picked up onblog post of mine about the failure of the Government to use existing legal powers to draw up rules for election imprints in the online world. The Government’s response was, essentially, that it’s not possible to come up with rules for such a fast-moving area.

I think that’s wrong – websites and email have been around for more than a decade, and whilst new services do comes along (most notably Twitter since the last general election) a set of rules which was updated once a Parliament would be able to cope.

So to help demonstrate that – and to kick-off an attempt at crowd-sourcing drafting an example set of rules – I’ve done a blog post on the topic. Do take a look – and throw in your suggestions too.

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