As negotiations progress over the EU-US free-trade agreement TTIP, it is natural that somebody will propose addressing privacy differences through trade. But several features of free trade agreements make negotiating data protection in the trade regime a very bad idea for the EU.
In the past 12 months privacy and data protection took a much more prominent role in internet policy discussions. One of the key examples is the so-called Google Spain case . Researcher Jef Ausloos revisits the case at the European privacy conference CPDP .
Don’t let the legal and legitimate pursuit of privacy be marginalised or criminalised, argues Becky Kazansky of the Tactical Technology Collective.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) starts on Wednesday in Switzerland. Count on internet governance to become a trending topic.
Contrary to the early view that cryptocurrencies’ decentralisation makes them unregulable, the formation of new intermediaries will guarantee regulators’ ultimate power. The key challenge is how to balance control and innovation.
The by-now-classic-hacker-event CCC is on and one of the participants says: "ethics and hacking should be made part of the educational curricula".
In the last days of 2014, the internet community is feverishly churning out draft papers on how the future Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) should be governed. This is why.
German and French incumbent media companies have a new enemy: advertisement blocking software company Eyeo. The first court hearing in Munich hints at where this battle is headed to next.
A better parliamentary control of intelligence services should be top priority in democratic states, pleads Lena Ulbricht.
The Global Open Data Index 2014 is out. The progress made is not in tune with the rhetoric, reports Monika Ermert.