Death of the internet or birth of better privacy?

Microsoft and Amazon have both revealed that they are building data centres in the EU. In Microsoft’s case, Deutsche Telekom will be the data “trustee”; I assume this is in part an anticipatory response to the ongoing Stored Communications Act lawsuit presently in progress in Dublin (in brief, a case to determine whether US government … Continue reading Death of the internet or birth of better privacy?

Non-exec? Are you asking the right questions?

A non-exec directorship might (unfairly) be seen as a sinecure – a reward for a career’s accomplishments – combining a comfortable stipend with a light workload and the occasional decent lunch. Once upon a time this might well have had some truth to it, but the winds of change have long blown through the boardroom, … Continue reading Non-exec? Are you asking the right questions?

You’ve got to love the English legal system

Who’d have thought an 18th century legal case would be relevant to 21st century database theft? We have a relatively recent law on ownership of databases, The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997, another part of the infosec legal thicket. This law formed the basis of a successful claim for damages against a salesman … Continue reading You’ve got to love the English legal system