Tag Archives: Digital Agenda

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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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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“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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#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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