Clicking and accepting applications: a long-term contract

A long-term contract There is a difference between a software wholly distributed to its users and a software which client only is distributed to its users. When a user clicks and accepts the terms of use of Google, Twitter, Facebook or Whatsapp, he is agreeing to use a software which client only is distributed to Read more about Clicking and accepting applications: a long-term contract[…]

Personal data market: legal and black

I used until now the “social media industry” expression to refer to business models based on the exploitation of citizen’s personal data. As for the oil industry where oil is the raw material, citizen’s personal data are the raw material of the social media industry. From now on, I will use the expression “citizen’s personal Read more about Personal data market: legal and black[…]

Privacy, far from being an anomaly, is a component of property

On november the 20th 2013, Vint Cerf, Evangelist in Chief of the Internet of one of the largest internet service companies said that privacy may actually be an anomaly. Continuous positioning against the right to privacy This statement perfectly revealed the positioning of mass internet service companies about privacy. Indeed, the CEO of Facebook has Read more about Privacy, far from being an anomaly, is a component of property[…]

NSA activities: hidden breaches on our data security are harmful to citizens, industries, fundamental rights, the security of the Nation

We may define a “legal breach” on data security as the one enforced by the Law. Citizens are aware of it and may modify it through the legislative process. Similarly, we may define a “hidden breach” on data security as the one which is not enforced by the Law. For example, lowering the quality of Read more about NSA activities: hidden breaches on our data security are harmful to citizens, industries, fundamental rights, the security of the Nation[…]

Out of scope, no privacy right!

The revelation by Edward Snowden that the U.S. secret agencies interfere in the private lives of non-US citizens through nine USA mass companies of the Internet – Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype, AOL and Apple – arouses strong emotions amongst many european and non european citizens. Now, beyond the emotion, anger, surprise or Read more about Out of scope, no privacy right![…]

The EU right on the protection digital data, a right provided for people living on its territory first

Necessarily respected by natural and legal persons Previously, current european States were free to comply or not to international treaties that they signed. One of the aims of the first Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957 was to improve relations between the signatory States and between European individuals. For this, the treaty Read more about The EU right on the protection digital data, a right provided for people living on its territory first[…]

The key issues regarding the protection of personal data

For citizens A personal data (full name, telephone number, postal address) identifies a person directly or indirectly according to french Law. The challenge for the citizen is to control his identification, and therefore his trace, by each actor having access to his personal data, either directly or by purchasing it. Citizens’ key issues are the Read more about The key issues regarding the protection of personal data[…]

Legal entities collecting and managing citizens’ personal data

Many legal entities collect and manage citizens’ personal data. Business companies Among them, there are companies managing the personal data of their customers and employees. They manage them for commercial purposes. For example, they use them to send promotional offers to their customers. They may also commercialize the access to these personal information. This is Read more about Legal entities collecting and managing citizens’ personal data[…]