Privacy and Security TidBits

Month: March, 2011

The New EU Cookie Directive Leads to Cookie Wars in The Netherlands

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation has introduced a new bill with the goal of implementing the EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by the so-called “Cookie Directive” 10/2009. The dealine for EU member states to implement the “Cookie Directive” into national law is May 25, 2011. As of now, the Dutch law […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

Europe's Kroes warns against cloud lock-in #portability #interoperability # Matchmaking firms are violating (privacy) laws: watchdog (Taiwan) #dataprotection # EP demands personal dataprotection in US WikiLeaks investigation # cool! love it! RT @Tips4Tech: Slideshow featuring 10 apps to increase #iPad productivity. # Yahoo's AdChoice Buttons and the new EU Cookie Rule […]

Yahoo’s AdChoice Icons and the New EU Cookie Rule

A few days ago, PCWorld announced with a big headline: \”Yahoo’s Offers Cookie Opt-out Button Ahead of New EU Law\” It stated: “The plan allows users to click an “AdChoices” button visible in the upper right-hand corner of ads.This will provide users with information about Yahoo’s advertising business and the chance to opt out of […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

RT @bendrath: #EP rapporteur Axel Voss (EPP, DE) suggests a regulation for #dataprotection in the internal market of EU, not a directive # exactly, and it's confusing too RT @PogoWasRight: @EUdiscovery Reding's "privacy by default" seems a misnome… (cont) # You know the difference betw. #Privacy by Design (US) & Privacy by Default(EU)? […]

The Review of the EU Data Protection Framework v. The State of Online Consumer Privacy in the US

Yesterday, on March 16, 2011, I had a field day. As an attorney, licensed both in the EU and in the US, with a special interest in privacy law, I was able to observe quasi simultanuous policy making by both Brussels and Washington, D.C. on the same subject matter, from the comfort of my office […]

Computers, Freedom and Privacy

The 21st conference of Computers, Freedom & Privacy will take place at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on 14-16 June 2011. This year’s theme is “The Future is Now”, and will engage not only the experts and the policymakers, but the public as well in discussions about the information society, and the […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

doesn't exactly encourage interfaith dialogue @Privacymatters re Belair & consumer advocates. needs bursary 2 help them b @ #IAPPsummit # RT @jlredd: Privacy on the Ground: MSFT back-of-the-envelop calc for privacy program costs per year: 13 million USD #iappsummit # At packed session on Interacting with the FTC, Robert Belair noted that not a single […]

Privacy, European Union Data Protection and EDiscovery

Ediscovery in US Civil Litigation and EU Data Protection EDiscovery in the US  Electronic Discovery (or “Ediscovery”) is the process of identifying, preserving, collecting, preparing, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (“ESI”) in the context of the legal process. Some examples of ESI are: emails, word documents, power point presentations, excel sheets, social media posts, […]

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CREDANT Technologies Research Shows: More Than 17,000 Usb Sticks taken to the Dry Cleaners In 2010 (UK) http:/… (cont) # Bills Push Medicare Data Access #privacy # IRS data: Privacy rights vs. finding the missing kids # Charlie Sheen more valuable? RT @nytimes: Proposed Cuts Strike Teachers as Attacks on Their Value […]