Tag Archives: Viviane Reding

My Blog: Right to Privacy vs ‘Right to Snoop’. A workshop before the net-war intensifies in our Surveilance society..

Over recent months due to a myriad of reasons, citizens’ internet (netizens) rights have been high on the political and news agenda. We have had Internet Blackout Day to protest US legislation SOPA and PIPA. We have had massive demonstration concerning ACTA, … 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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#Copyright vs #Patents – society has it the wrong way around. 300+ years stuck in reverse. #IPR #DRM

A couple of articles to set the scene: “we’ve continually lengthened copyright terms from 14-28 years as set out by the Statue of Anne in 1710 to “lifetime plus 70 years” today.“: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/adrianhon/100007156/infinite-copyright-a-modest-proposal/ “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Obama … 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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#ECJ ruling and why EU data must be ‘black-boxed’ from extra-EU judicial authorities.

Two recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings have made clear that the policing of data in Europe should not be carried out by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Both of these cases involve SABAM, a Belgian company responsible for authorising … 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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