Author Archives: Audrey Guinchard

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)

Privacy and personal data collection

Données personnelles : la CNIL audite 250 sites – JDN Web & Tech. 7 mai 2013 The French Regulatory Authority for HR related to IT (CNIL) has on 6 may 2013 looked at 250 websites to check their compliance (or … Continue reading

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Report on Hadopi and piracy by P. Lescure, 2013 – France

Mission « Acte II de l’exception culturelle » : contribution aux politiques culturelles à l’ère numérique – Rapports publics – La Documentation française. Pierre Lescure, who for years run Canal+, the private, fee-paying, TV channel, chaired a committee to review … Continue reading

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EU directive on financial markets regulation (24 november 2010) transposed in France

Dépêches JurisClasseur | LexisNexis en France. Supervision bancaire et financière: autorités de surveillance, 16 mai 2013 The statutory instrument (décret n° 2013-388 du 10 mai 2013) adapted the monetary and financial code to incorporate the EU directive on financial regulation. … Continue reading

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French White paper on defense and national security 2013 –

Livre blanc sur la défense et la sécurité nationale 2013 – Rapports publics – La Documentation française. a PDF document to download (sorry in French): pages 105 to 107 look at cybersecurity and defense. Nothing fundamentally new, but an emphasis … Continue reading

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SLS Cyberlaw Section 2013 -The programme for Edinburgh

Microsoft Word – SLS Cyberlaw Section 2013 – sls-cyberlaw-section-2013-edinburgh2.pdf. Self-explanatory: the programme for Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September in Edinburgh  

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Call for Papers 2013 « SLS Cyberlaw Section 2009 –

Call for Papers 2013 « SLS Cyberlaw Section 2009 –. For academics and practitioners: abstracts are very welcome. This year conference will be in Edinburgh, on the 5th and 6th September. The Cyberlaw Section has now its own blog:

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A threat on Facebook: a crime?

Should Making A Threat On Facebook Be A Crime? | Techdirt. 22 August 2012 the answer is yes as long as the circumstances fit within the legal definition of the crime. it is a question as much of common sense … Continue reading

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The UN In Charge Of Cybersecurity Standards?

Do We Really Want The UN In Charge Of Cybersecurity Standards? | Techdirt. 11 September 2012 I don’t have an issue with the UN per se in charge. After all we have the UN Declaration of Human Rights… but the … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity: human failure, data leaking and knowledge of it all

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users… From An FBI Laptop | Techdirt. 4 September 2012 I like the story in that the FBI spies (illegally probably, and if legally it raises questions of human rights) and the hackers … Continue reading

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Pussy Riots and Wikileaks: infamous comparisons?

The Same Day Russia Sentences Pussy Riot, It Condemns The UK Over Julian Assange | Techdirt. 20th August 2012 I will come back on the Pussy Riots case (I have a few words to say on Putin’s comments that the … Continue reading

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