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Consenting to Consent Needs Consent?

UPDATE from the European Commission : Does consent given before 25 May 2018 continue to be valid once the GDPR starts to apply on 25 May 2018? A very much timely clarification from the ICO : Myth#9 We have to get fresh consent from all our customers to comply with the GDPR. Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner busts…
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Don’t Shoot the GDPR with the Grandma

A deluge of posts and articles have invaded the social media. How the GDPR could forbid a grandma to post her grand children’s photos online?!!!

Life Under Digits

Here are a series of incidents involving Internet connected technologies. What are the privacy and ethics implications?

France Initiatives to Tackle the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, 19th January 2017, the French ‘Office parlementaire d’évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques (OPECST)’ hold a public hearing on Artificial Intelligence in the Senate. Five ‘table ronde’ or round table were organised mostly with academics on the different aspects of the societal moves due to Artificial Intelligence (AI or IA in French) : The…
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Copyright Claim to Deny Freedom of Speech

Update December 2016 : You can no longer be sued for leaving negative reviews online. Late February, a court ruled in favor of a dentist claiming copyright protection on her patients’ reviews. In this case, surprisingly enough the dentist, prior to any treatment, had asked clients to sign a confidentiality agreement to benefit from a…
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The Right to be Forgotten is No Censorship

In its landmark decision Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González of 13th May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) holds that: 1 – A search engine processes personal data; 2 – The search engine is a controller because it determines the purposes and means…
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How an Online Negative Review Can Be Positively Exploited

An angry customer leaves a negative comment about a restaurant on Yelp. The offended manager replies publicly, and it all goes heatedly viral online