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ECJ Says Safe Harbor Is Not So Safe

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on October 8, 2015

‘A milestone’ or a ‘historical’ decision cry the media around the world. It is like a deluge of comments and articles. The Open Rights Group speaks of a ‘Landmark victory for Privacy rights’. Like a bombshell, following the Advocat General Opinion, the ECJ decision this Tuesday 6 October 2015 held the Safe Harbor decision 2000 invalid. […]

Still in Denial of the Tough New Privacy Law GDPR?

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on October 17, 2016

This morning GDPR on the news, shared by Rachel Oconnell : Firms Are in Denial About Tough New EU Privacy Law: The world’s toughest privacy law will go into force in Europe 18 months from now, and so far, the strategy of many IT professionals appears to be “pretend it’s not happening.” That’s the takeaway […]

Private company CONCENTRIX acting on belhaf of HMRC

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on July 12, 2016

  UPDATE : 14th September 2016, after a too long debacle, HMRC has decided not to extend contract with Concentrix following outcry over wrong tax credit cuts. HMRC contractor who failed to repay customers’ tax credits will still be paid tens of millions Tasmina Sheikh MP Verified account [email protected] Families are still living a day […]

The new Data Protection Regulation has been adopted

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on May 9, 2016

I have aggregated all you need to know about the new EU Regulation using the curation tool Pearltrees. The resource will be kept updated. EU Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR”), Text published 4 May 2016, enforceable after a grace period, 28 May 2018. Possible fines up to the greater of €20 […]

Apple stands to defend customer’s Privacy

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on February 18, 2016

Apple is defending the customer’s right to Privacy against the FBI’s Security arguments. On Tuesday, a judge in California ordered Apple to help the FBI break into the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. The FBI claims, based on the All Writs Judiciary Act of 1789,  to have the right to force Apple to write a software […]

Ashley Madison Site Has Been Hacked And Why Should It Matter?

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on August 21, 2015

update : Consequences of the website’s data breach and the FTC settlment.   This week in the UK, the first news came from the Mumsnet site taken down by DadSecurity ‘Mumsnet’s co-founder suffers ‘swatting attack’ Titled BBC News.r After OPM, Sony, Anthem hacks, after celebrities nude pictures posted online, here comes the Ashley Madison hack exposing private […]

The Right To Be Forgotten – EU and Elsewhere

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on March 18, 2015

By Tara Taubman 17 March 2015 The Right To Be Forgotten and the balance of Privacy and Freedom of Speech. A Spanish Court asked the European Court of justice to decide whether there was a legitimate grant for an individual to request from the Search Engine Google to take down a reference to a past information […]

Looking for the worm in the Apple Watch?

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on March 10, 2015

Apple watch has been officially presented. As a sophisticated gadget that is highly desirable. Much more aesthetic than google glasses, Kashmir Hill describes its functionalities and privacy concerns. We know that the FTC is said to have had discussions over the privacy issues of the device. we are said that Apple will not retain data […]

Internet law and privacy

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on March 9, 2015

I would like to thank Kevin Townsend for inviting me to join this group of independent ITsecurity experts. I take this opportunity to introduce myself. After a career on business and Labor Law in France, I have moved on to new spheres since a Masters on Communication and internet law from Queen Mary University of […]