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Data protection reform in the EU

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UPDATE: The Macedonian Metamorphosis Foundation For Internet and Society has translated the Brussels Declaration into Macedonian and is urging people to sign it.

The EU directive on data protection is to be amended (process already started), and massive corporate lobbying in Brussels against the data protection reform is happening. A few organisations, namely European Digital Rights (EDRi), Bits of Freedom and Privacy International, drafted a statement: the Brussels Declaration. Such an initiative is very needed as the first vote of the Consumer Committee of the European Parliament showcased how resistant is to US lobbies: not at all. I strongly encourage you to sign it (on your personal behalf and/or as an organization).

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Publié par le 29 janvier 2013 dans Privacy

 

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Bulgaria: Recovering Drug Addicts Targeted by Police Bullying

This was initially published on FutureChallenges.org.

Non-communicable diseases is a puzzling term for many. Personally. I am bothered because it does not include a wide range of socially-relevant disorders. The pandemics of poverty as well as stigma and extra-legal investigation of people in a poor health condition are a chronic scourge along with obesity and cancer.

My country of birth is officially Bulgaria. The amazing amount of inanities spouted by its rulers are among the bunch of reasons that justifies its (thus far) officious name: Absurdistan. The recent outbreak of militia questionitis [*] in the country might change this.

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Publié par le 22 novembre 2012 dans Health, Privacy

 

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Brevia: En Californie, les élèves porteront des vêtements avec des cartes RFID

RFID - 1984L’Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) signale que des responsables d’écoles en Californie (États-Unis) vont suivre des élèves avec des puces RFID. Cela a été rendu possible grâce à une subvention du gouvernement fédéral.

 
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Publié par le 1 septembre 2010 dans Digital freedom, Politique, Privacy

 

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Ce qu’ils savent de vous (fin)

PrivateDans les deux billets précédents Ce qu’ils savent de vous (1) et (2), je vous dressais un pitit paysage réjouissant de la confidentialité sur internet. La question qui se pose immanquablement est : comment se protéger de la collecte de données personnelles ? Voici quelques idées et outils.

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Bookmark: Hackers blind quantum cryptographers

Nature News reports a nice crack: a team from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim succeeded in cracking commercial encryption systems by intercepting photons of light to create a security leak; the whole procedure leaves no trace.

 
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Publié par le 30 août 2010 dans Bookmark, Miscellaneous, Privacy

 

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Bookmark: « We come in peace » – the Chaos Communication Congress announced

We come in peace, said the conquerers of the New World.
We come in peace, says the government, when it comes to colonise, regulate, and militarise the new digital world.
We come in peace, say the nation-state sized companies that have set out to monetise the net and chain the users to their shiny new devices.
We come in peace, we say as hackers, geeks and nerds, when we set out towards the real world and try to change it, because it has intruded into our natural habitat, the cyberspace. Let us explore each other’s truly peaceful intentions at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress 27C3 to be held from Monday December 27 to Thursday December 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

27C3 calls for participation! The following areas are of particular interest this year:

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Ce qu’ils savent de vous (2)

eyeCe billet fait suite au n°1 où il était brièvement question des cookies et de ce que nous pouvons laisser comme traces sur le web. Dans celui-ci, il sera question des données personnelles accessibles via certains sites web et du développement de la pub comportementale permise par cet excès de données personnelles.

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Publié par le 26 août 2010 dans Digital freedom, Privacy

 

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