Law Enforcement and Internet Jurisdiction

One very active researcher I have met at Queen Mary University of London during my Masters on Internet and Telecommunications Law was Julia Hornle. Although not very helpful to resolve my personal issue when my essay was lost by the lecturer during my first online tester module, she has done extensive work on EU andContinue reading “Law Enforcement and Internet Jurisdiction”

Catching up with the annual CPDP conference in Brussels

The Computers, Privacy & Data Protection conference is one of the major annual privacy events. Originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University, it is not an exaggeration to say that the ‘CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological developmentContinue reading “Catching up with the annual CPDP conference in Brussels”

RIP Charlie Hebdo

Today, January 6th 2015, 12 innocent people were killed by two or three extremists during a massacre attack at the French satirique newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Another witness of the actual climate of trouble, the three biggest recent publications in France have been, after Valerie Trierweller’s ‘Merci Pour Ce Moment’, Zemmour’s anti Islamist book and moreContinue reading “RIP Charlie Hebdo”

The eCommerce Directive: A shield for ISPs…. Or a stick with which they may be beaten?

The Electronic Commerce Directive (00/31/EC), in the footsteps of the 2000 Lisbon European Council, aim was set to ensure the free movement of “Information Society Services” throughout the European Community. To encourage greater use of E-commerce by breaking down barriers across Europe and to boost consumer confidence and trust by clarifying the rights and obligationsContinue reading “The eCommerce Directive: A shield for ISPs…. Or a stick with which they may be beaten?”

Facebook bug on the news

Update Tuesday Numerama: The CNIL not convinced by Facebook’s explanations is investigating the social networking site. Numerama “Interrogée par iTélé, la ministre déléguée à l’économie numérique a jugé que “la direction de Facebook est aujourd’hui incapable de nous donner la moindre explication sur ce qui s’est produit”. Et les hypothèses avancées dès lundi ? EllesContinue reading “Facebook bug on the news”

Scrambling for safety?

Yesterday, I was at a meeting in London organised by Privacy International, the Open Rights Group, the Foundation for Information Policy Research and Big Brother Watch. My Twitter bud Paul Bernal has written a clear summary of the day, you can read here. I would add one point that for me should be the simpleContinue reading “Scrambling for safety?”

Your Data in the hands of Google or Facebook et al

Update 18 April 2012 in an interview with the Guardian, Tim Berners-Lee, the Father of the World Wide Web, asks to demand your data from Google and Facebook. We agree with him that ‘personal data held online could be used to usher in new era of personalised services’.   En Francais par Internet Sans Frontieres:Continue reading “Your Data in the hands of Google or Facebook et al”

Would you like a webcam in your bedrooms and bathrooms broadcasting live

Update May 2017 : Private security camera feeds exposed online Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras via default passwords   Update 23/03/2012 : ‘Russian webcam hackers spy on UK homes & offices‘ ‘Website shows footage of babies sleeping in cots, offices and even a pub. Webcam and CCTV owners are being urged to secure accessContinue reading “Would you like a webcam in your bedrooms and bathrooms broadcasting live”

A Battle Against the SOPA/PIPA Prohibition

So much has been said, wrote, battled about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its twin Protect IP Act. I have curated diverse views on SOPA/PIPA on my Pearltrees. You can click on each pearl to access the link content: Some of the main issues, apart from the DNS blocking in itself and the threatContinue reading “A Battle Against the SOPA/PIPA Prohibition”

Crisis Camp 1st Meeting in Paris

Starting yesterday the first CrisisCamps in Paris is meeting at this new ‘Geeky’ place, la Cantine. Never been, I was very curious to see what it looks like. Have seen many good meetings being held at La Cantine, litteraly, ‘the cantine’ in English. I was invited to take part of the privacy panel this afternoon.Continue reading “Crisis Camp 1st Meeting in Paris”