Tag Archives: #EU

My Blog: note to Branka Totić, director of the Serbian Intellectual Property Office, think outside the box re. #ACTA

From EurActive, we have an article entitled, “Serbia to adopt ACTA for EU membership: Official “. From that article: “Totić dismissed fears that ACTA could lead to infringement of citizens rights, privacy and data protection rules, arguing that national implementation and … Continue reading

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My Blog: “ACTA is a blessing in disguise for UK PLC”. Run that by me again … cc @_AskTheExperts_ @_JayMcGregor

I have some issues with the idea that “ACTA is a blessing in disguise for UK PLC” as stated in this article. Let me go through it in my usual style: From the article: “The World is on the brink … Continue reading

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My Blog: EU-US Passenger Data Agreement (#PNR), trans-national #EU data transfers. #URGENT #ACTION

Today, we have a report on a meeting regarding the proposed “EU-US Passenger Data Agreement” (also called the Passenger Name Records, or PNR). From that report, “Does the EU-US passenger data deal offer enough safeguards for EU citizens? Is the balance between … Continue reading

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The EU’s Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive + Regulation re. personal information and data. cc #ACTA

[edit 7/MAR/12: Additional article from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): "On the package, Peter Hustinx, EDPS, says: "The proposed Regulation constitutes a huge step forward for the right to data protection in Europe. However, we are unfortunately still far from … Continue reading

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Companioning ACTA, there are proposed changes to the E-commerce Directive, IPRED, Customs Enforcement, etc

The EU Commission is rushing hastily towards it’s Digital Single Market (DSM) and as well as unintended (or perhaps secretly intended) consequences for EU citizens and businesses, there will be speed-bumps along the w. Near the end of EFF’s article … Continue reading

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“Implicit licence” and “Private copy exemption” my analysis and comment cc @10comm

Twitterer @10comm made an interesting tweet: 10 COM @10comm ““File Sharing” | Note by Prof Nico van Eijk on request of EU Parliament (May 2011) ivir.nl/publications/v… | #filesharing #acta#piracy“ That link does not work for me, so I found Prof … Continue reading

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Is ‘Safe Harbour’, safe? Does it meet all #EU #acquis (EU laws)? Does, for instance, #Facebook?

The EU has a ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement with the US to provide “adequate protection” for EU businesses and citizens’ data: “The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of … Continue reading

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“Kroes: Cloud can deliver digital growth” with my immediate observations including questions cc @NeelieKroes @euractiv @DigitalAgendaEU @10comm

EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes talks excitedly about “Cloud computing” here: The Cloud, like the Internet, is Global in nature. Cloud services are offered by a myriad companies whom are based in many of nation states and so their … Continue reading

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#ACTA statement by @VivianeRedingEU with my immediate observations including questions cc @RalfGrahn @FFII @EDRi_org

Here is a statement by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, on freedom of expression and information via the Internet, attempts to block websites, “three-strikes-laws”, and ACTA: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/reding/pdf/quote_statement_en.pdf Here are each point Viviane Reding … Continue reading

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Roundup of my diggings today to show #ACTA and the like are illegal, immoral, and the #EU must know it

I started the day with this tweet: @agonarch Someone needs to step up to the plate with regard to referring #ACTA to the #ECJ. ECJ considerations need to include not only 1/? Yesterday, I’d asked a direct question to David Martin, MEP (then informed … Continue reading

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