If your company handles personal data, you’ve just been served a wake-up call by a Frenchman. Yves Bot, who serves as an Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, has just given an opinion – which is non-binding, but usually followed by the Court – to the effect that Facebook shouldn’t have stored an … Continue reading Where’s your data? A French magistrate may just have killed SafeHarbor.
I’m a security consultant, and so a professional paranoiac. Most of the time I defend my personal information like a rabid pitbull. But I’m also a cyclist, and as a consequence I’m happy to share my location, heart rate, sleep patterns, step count, cycling habits, height, weight, body fat content and a whole range of … Continue reading How much would you pay for privacy?
The American decision to bug Chancellor Merkel’s private mobile has several consequences. All of them will affect us – by which I mean business decision makers – sooner, and more thoroughly, than we’d like. The obvious part is that our compliance costs are about to go up. We already knew that the European General Data … Continue reading Why the US bugging Merkel’s phone will cost you money
Now here’s a thing. As a private citizen, are you horrified or reassured by the revelations that the American NSA has been intercepting and monitoring internet traffic wholesale? I suspect you’re closer to appalled than comforted. Certainly, this is the public mood. The Europeans have been particularly vocal in expressing their concern at governmental level, … Continue reading PRISM: will the cure be worse than the disease?