Author Archives: Wout de Natris

About Wout de Natris

As a consultant I specialise in establishing new and different relationships between industry, governments and law enforcement where internet safety and the fight against cyber crime are concerned. This makes me a bridge builder. Hence the blogs name. In this blog I intend to stress the need for interaction, cooperation and exchange of information in order to change the mentioned relationships. On offer: a comprehensive training on all non-technical aspects of spam enforcement and a cyber awareness presentation for companies and institutions

Chances and opportunities or the U.S., the E.U. and privacy regulation

The European Parliament recently sent a letter to the U.S. government expressing its concerns on the U.S. government’s demands on U.S. companies to deliver (privacy sensitive) data stored in Europe to the U.S. enforcement and security agencies when so requested. … Continue reading

Posted in Court decision, Privacy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How the West was won or protecting data

The Internet world shook once again this week with the revelation of military, strategic information leaked by a sports app. By running around the compound soldiers gave away their position to the app, that dutifully offered this information to the … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber awareness, Cyber education, Cyber espionage, Cyber security, Cyber warfare, Privacy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Options for the Digital Transition

Over the past years I’ve written repeatedly about the digital transition. In 2015 I organised and moderated a workshop on behalf of the Dutch national Internet Governance Forum, NLIGF, on this topic at the IGF in João Pessoa in Brazil. … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber awareness, Cyber education, Digital transition, Internet governance | Tagged | Leave a comment

Luddites of the 21st century unite, revisited

Some years ago I wrote a post on the fact that I saw the world automate fast and did not see a lot of people worrying about the consequences for their lives. Nobody was smashing automated production lines. Smashing smart … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber education, Cyber ethics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

I’ve seen the future and I like/hate it revisited

In the winter of 2014 I wrote a blog post under the title ‘I’ve seen the future and I like/hate it’ (read here). In the post I wondered where the 21st century Luddites were. ICT, automation, artificial intelligence all threatened … Continue reading

Posted in International cooperation: IP resources | Leave a comment

The Digital Age and education of the future

For some years I hear people discuss that education needs to transform and adapt to the Digital Age. In one way education has: I am told that so called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are a huge success. Classes from … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber education, International cooperation: IP resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

Keeping the mobile device safe

In a desk and laptop environment it is standard practice to update software. Every other few days some software product announces it needs updating or starts updating itself, depending on settings to mend flaws and/or offer new features. Anyone using … Continue reading

Posted in International cooperation: IP resources | Leave a comment