The recently-released report of the French Conseil d’Etat emphasises the ‘two faces’ of the internet vis-à-vis fundamental rights, and calls for fifty ‘digitally-suited’ legal measures. Comment by Francesca Musiani, member of the French Commission on Rights in the Digital Age.
Will the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) fail just like the notorious Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement? Despite many positive aspects, the trade deal might fail to get a majority approval in the European Parliament because of the much debated Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions.
When ‘governance’ started rhyming with ‘government’, Turkish activists thought, "it’s time to organise an alternative conference alongside the official UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF)". Read this interview with three organisers of the Internet Ungovernance Forum , which took place in Istanbul on 4-5 September 2014.
The representatives of internet firms at this year's Internet Governance Forum referred to transparency, human rights and privacy. But when searching for those guilty of surveillance, they exclusively pointed to governments and not to their own policies.
Facebook announced a first zero-service in 2010, but at this year's Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, it was Wikipedia who had to defend itself against network neutrality advocates.
A picture taken by a money has erupted into a transatlantic copyright row and brought focus on the world’s largest database of public domain images.
Cryptocurrencies have now become commonplace in the online world. Although most of the media attention is focused on decentralised payment systems, the true revolution is happening at a much deeper level, argue Primavera de Filippi and Raffaele Mauro.
The so-called right to be forgotten needs to be discussed a little more. Google has received 70,000 requests for takedowns of search results since the decision of the European Court of Justice in May 2014. Now the company gets support from an unexpected place: a German constitutional judge warns against potential dangers of the decision.
The UN High Commissioner explains to Member States that privacy is a fundamental human right. But surveillance practices and legislation have yet to change.
For less than a week now, German internet access providers have completed filing their requests for reservations of vectoring locations - in which they can offer vectoring enhanced internet access to customers. Vectoring technology allows to push broadband speed of old DSL subscriber lines to 100 Mbit/s by removing what the experts call 'crosstalk