Category Archives: Privacy

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

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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

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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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