Europe’s proposed Online Privacy Laws: Template for the World

  Europe is considering a sweeping new law that would force Internet companies like and Facebook to obtain [highlight_1] explicit consent from consumers [/highlight_1] about the use of their personal data, delete that data forever at the consumer’s request and face fines for failing to comply… The proposed law strikes at the heart of some of the […]

Cameras May Open Up the Board Rooms for evesdropping

This is a New York Times article published on January 23, 2011 with the title “Cameras May Open Up the Board Room to Hackers” by Nicole Perlroth: One afternoon this month in San Francisco, a hacker took a tour of a dozen conference rooms around the globe via equipment that most every company has in […]

EU Data Retention Directive rejected as Unconstitutional by Czechs

The following is a reproduction of the article published by the Open Rights Group as reported by NNSquad Data retention has been rejected as unconstitutional in the Czech republic. The EU Directive, pushed forward by the UK, creates an obligation to store everyone’s traffic data, such as who you email or call on your phone, […]

Report on the IGF 2009 Workshop on Balancing the Need for Security and Concern for Civil Liberties.

Security threats are real. Governments are concerned about Cyber warfare and related threats, business entities suffer from cyber crime in various ways while the average user faces various forms of security threats online. These threats are real but the measures against these threats are considered disproportionate and happen to cause greater harm sometimes than the […]

Deep Packet Inspection: End of Privacy?

Deep Packet Inspection is a disturbing technological development. It enables inspection of the contents of Internet data packets, akin to a traditional mail envelope opened by the postman or someone else and the letter inside the envelope is read before it reaches its destined recipient. The concept and pursuit of privacy is “dear to a […]