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Privacy International. Future of Privacy Forum. Jules Polonetsky (JulesPolonetsky) Center for Democracy & Technology. CenDemTech. CenDemTech @ Ustream.TV - {ABOUT}. Free .TV shows, LIVE Video Ch. Chaîne de CenDemTech. Information Security: Covering today's security topics. PrivacyCamp. Shaun Dakin (PrivacyCampDC) Electronic Frontier Foundation. EFF (EFF) John Gilmore (activist) An outspoken civil libertarian, Gilmore has sued the FAA, Department of Justice, and others.

John Gilmore (activist)

He unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of secret law regarding travel security policies in Gilmore v. Gonzales.[2][3] Gilmore is also a philanthropist, and has given financial support to, among others, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Marijuana Policy Project, Erowid, MAPS, and various organizations seeking to end the war on drugs. John Naughton on WikiLeaks. The Gilmore aphorism about censorship first saw the light of day in 1993 – in a Time article about the internet – and since then has taken on a life of its own as a consoling mantra about the libertarian potential of the network.

John Naughton on WikiLeaks

"In its original form," Gilmore explains, "it meant that the Usenet software (which moves messages around in discussion newsgroups) was resistant to censorship because, if a node drops certain messages because it doesn't like their subject, the messages find their way past that node anyway by some other route. " But, he continues, "The meaning of the phrase has grown through the years.

Internet users have proven it time after time, by personally and publicly replicating information that is threatened with destruction or censorship. " The aphorism came up a lot last week following publication by the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel of extensive reports based on the stash of classified US military reports published on the WikiLeaks website. Schneier on Security. Security theater. Security theater is the practice of investing in countermeasures intended to provide the feeling of improved security while doing little or nothing to actually achieve it.[1] Some experts such as Edward Felten have described the airport security repercussions due to the September 11 attacks as security theater.[2] Disadvantages[edit]

Enough Security Theater, Already. Bruce Schneier is not the first to suggest that the security mania at airports is not ‘real’ but a form of show, but he’s one of the most credible security analysts, today.

Enough Security Theater, Already

Our security systems don’t accomplish what they are theoretically supposed to do, and at huge expense: it’s theater, intended to cause an emotional response of feeling safe, without actually doing much: It’s not security theater we need, it’s direct appeals to our feelings. The best way to help people feel secure is by acting secure around them. Instead of reacting to terrorism with fear, we — and our leaders — need to react with indomitability, the kind of strength shown by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II.By not overreacting, by not responding to movie-plot threats, and by not becoming defensive, we demonstrate the resilience of our society, in our laws, our culture, our freedoms. Daniel Solove. Daniel J.

Daniel Solove

Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells. Daniel J. Solove (DanielSolove) Privacyint. Police State UK. PoliceStateUK. Electronic PrivacyInformationCenter. Privacy140 (privacy140) Richard Stallman's Personal Page. Richard Stallman. Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) STATEWATCH - monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe.

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Personal information online - code of practice. Bring your own device (BYOD) This guidance explores what you need to consider if permitting the use of personal devices to process personal data for which you are responsible.

Personal information online - code of practice

Cloud computing Cloud computing offers the promise of a cost effective means to access a range of computing services. This guidance explains how the Data Protection Act applies to processing of personal data in cloud computing services. Mobile apps Mobile apps have particular features that make privacy a pressing concern. Security.NL. Ik heb toch niks te verbergen. VRIJBIT.NL - home. - Home. Boxcrack. CPB College Bescherming Persoonsgegev. Viviane Reding - Commissioner for Information Society and Media. The Justice portfolio is new – it was only created with the start of this European Commission, under the leadership of President José Manuel Barroso, in 2010.

Viviane Reding - Commissioner for Information Society and Media

I am thus the first EU Justice Commissioner who is also responsible for citizenship and fundamental rights. My department, the Directorate General for Justice, deals with a wide range of areas such as civil and commercial law, consumer protection legislation, data protection, criminal law, free movement of citizens and equality legislation. Read more Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights must be more than concepts.

Fundamental rights are the foundation on which the European Union is built: they must be continuously respected and protected. Read more Citizens are at the heart of the European project. EC blik op online privacy.