Category Archives: Privacy

Interesting times call for leadership

This post I’ve been pondering on for a long time, but never found the right angle and perhaps I still haven’t. Basically I have these observations, thoughts, ideas and a truckload of questions. Where to start? With the future prospects … Continue reading

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Voorwaarden voor succes: Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens. Een ongevraagd advies

Het College Bescherming persoonsgegevens krijgt een nieuwe naam: Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens. Deze nieuwe naam sluit beter aan bij het regime dat de Europese Commissie komend jaar hoopt te introduceren, dat de privacy regulering aanmerkelijk zal verzwaren. Daarop vooruitlopend maakte staatssecretaris Teeven … Continue reading

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A brave new world or do we need to discuss IT and ethics?

Every day comes with another digital security breach, surveillance disclosure and what not. The world seems have grown used to it and continues its business as usual. It doesn’t seem to be bad enough to really act. Every day comes … Continue reading

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ING, big data, privacy and spam

Today many people responded quite negatively to the plans of the Dutch bank ING to market the data of its customers in relation to custom made advertisements on the basis of purchases, salary, subsidies, personal data, etc., etc. Data that … Continue reading

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Data retention is not working, or …?

Webwereld posted an article today on data retention stating that is does not work. (Click here for the article and here for the evaluation of data retention for the Dutch Second Chamber.) In the article it is written that data … Continue reading

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Breaking down silos, or cooperation in all things cyber

“We need to break down silos”, is a phrase often heard in national and international meetings around cyber security and enforcing cyber crime. So it is no coincidence that at the upcoming NLIGF (Netherlands Internet Governance Forum), the IGF, but … Continue reading

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Every country needs a centralised digital incident reporting centre: the digital 112 (or 911)

More and more incidents on and around the Internet make headlining news. In a general fashion these can be categorised as “ordinary” criminality and hacks of computer systems, e.g. by so called hacktivists and criminals, but more often also by … Continue reading

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