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De Natris Consult report on (inter)national cooperation

If you click on the link below you will find the report of De Natris Consult on “National cyber crime and online threats reporting centres. A study into national and international cooperation.” The study is the result of a survey … Continue reading

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Harmonizing privacy legislation, but what about enforcement?

In a presentation EU Commissioner Viviane Reding gave a preview of the new Privacy regulation her DG is preparing. As she states, privacy rules need to be brought up to date and harmonized. With all 27 member states having the … Continue reading

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The need to enforce spam. The need to train enforcers

Recently you can hear that spam (enforcement) is so 2004, that it’s all about malware and cyber war in 2011. Yes, both draw a lot of attention recently, but is it true that the world can ignore spam? You will … Continue reading

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Commissioner Kroes congratulates OPTA, but how can the EU step up anti-spam efforts?

In a tweet, EU commissioner for the Information Society Neelie Kroes congratulates OPTA on the spam fine for the golf ball printing company Backsound. Since 2004 the Dutch OPTA is the number one spam and malware fighter of the EU … Continue reading

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Direct marketers Germany step up self regulation

The German direct marketers association DDV has put in new self regulation that goes a few steps beyond what is standard in most countries: a double opt-in and the names of sponsors to an action have to be revealed. Let’s … Continue reading

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FTC wants sms spammer shut down

The Federal Trade Commission asked a California court to shut down a SMS spam operation, because of several violations of the Can-spam act. The case is interesting because the allegations against the spammer, a private person, not only see to … Continue reading

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Are we at the dawn of a new cold war?

Over the past say six months there are trends and events on and around the Internet that made me come up with this bizarre sounding question. Still it may actually make sense if we look at some facts. I’ll be … Continue reading

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