The importance of personal data for the digital economy accentuates a problematic information asymmetry between consumers and the data-driven market players. An increased consumer protection would have to deal with the lack of transparency of this black-box setup and a flawed use of consent as regulatory model. The consumer protection needs to be
News on Privacy & Security
The rapid development of the Internet of Things - or IoT - affects the protection of privacy in profound ways. Eduardo Magrani argues in favour of a shift from privacy protection to the idea a “right to non-tracking”.
Referring to the television set, reseachers Kristina Irion and Natali Helberger argue that the CIA targeting of "our trusted friend in the living room" is yet another wake up call to European policymakers on privacy and confidentiality.
Fernando N. van der Vlist and Anne Helmond discuss Data Selfie, an open source browser extension that collects and analyses data about your behaviour on facebook.com
There is an increase in the Orwellian nature of schemes and programmes being launched in India, in spite of the absence of concrete privacy and data protection laws. While a major step towards mass surveillance was taken a few years ago in the form of “Aadhaar”, the central and state governments have subsequently adopted schemes which involve
After the global euphoria about the internet's potentials for empowering individuals and supporting democracy, more realistic arguments have been put forward against this optimism. 1 Indeed, we have been observing an ongoing fight between the autocratic government in Turkey and the Turkish people over using the internet for the last 10 years. It
On 6 July, the European Parliament voted to adopt the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (the NIS Directive). Cyber security researcher Hannfried Leisterer conducted an interview with Member of European Parliament Andreas Schwab, rapporteur for the NIS Directive.
Short overview by reporter Monika Ermert on the many pending and newly announced surveillance cases before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as national courts.
The “ Post-Snowden Crypto conference ” last week pondered over repairing or replacing core parts of the net, the morale of cryptography and the nihilism of the surveilled society.
This national case may influence how other European Data Protection Authorities and courts decide on internet tracking issues.