Simon Davies, The Privacy Surgeon, Monday, July 28, 2014
The ruling reflects an emerging Europe-wide position amongst regulators that Google’s business model must fundamentally change if the company is to achieve compliance with EU law.
Business Cloud News, Friday, July 25, 2014
The lack of guidance and clarity surrounding the new G-Cloud Security Approach and the recently changed Government Security Classifications will likely further hinder adoption of cloud services in the UK public sector...
Business Cloud News, Friday, June 27, 2014
The European Commission has released a set of cloud service level agreement (SLA) standards designed to give EU businesses more certainty around what cloud service providers and consumers are responsible for when entering into contractual agreements.
John Salmon, Out-Law.com Blog, Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Regulated businesses must maintain good relations with regulators and that means choosing a technology partner that understands how important that is. Finding a technology partner which can help innovative ideas to overcome regulatory hurdles should be high on the agenda for CIOs and boards.
Jonathan Brandon, BusinessCloud News, Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Having recently won the European Commission’s iCapital of Europe award, an honour bestowed upon cities that lead in using new technologies to bring citizens and governments closer together, Barcelona is among several international cities at the forefront of experimenting with using new technologies to support the city’s diverse services.
Luciano Floridi, theguardian.com, Wednesday, June 04, 2014
The tension between privacy and the value of controlling and shaping information about oneself, on the one hand, and freedom of speech and the value of having access to relevant information, on the other, has been with us for years. It is good news that we can no longer sweep it under technological or juridical carpets. Denial was the first obstacle to finding a solution.
Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West, Brookings, Monday, June 02, 2014
The ECJ’s requirement that search engines process removal requests suggests a lack of understanding about the technical complexity and infrastructure required to process a large volume of requests on a case-by-case basis.
Alex Giamas, InfoQ, Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The White House recently published a report on Big Data and Privacy. ACLU, Common Sense Media and other privacy advocates openly applauded the findings of the report. From the industry side, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) supported the report’s stance that Big Data provides “substantial public benefits.“ The European Commission has asked for stronger data privacy laws, affecting U.S. companies doing business in E.U. By this summer the safe harbor agreement regarding privacy data collection and storage will be updated to face the recent challenges.
Eli Sugarman, Forbes, Monday, May 19, 2014
The Internet is a global and borderless network with nearly 3 billion users, but individual governments are undermining the Net’s foundation by extending the reach of their local laws to Internet companies worldwide. Europe’s highest court shocked the technology industry last week by ruling that Internet search engines must self-censor search results in certain circumstances to comply with the EU’s data privacy law. And last month, Brazil foisted different data privacy rules on any Internet company with one or more Brazilian users (regardless of the company’s geographic location). This ever-growing thicket of Internet regulations threatens the free and open Internet as we know it.