Category: Data security

Not so Safe Harbor: EU-US data protection cooperation on the rocks.

After the Snowden relevations, the European Union is finally getting its data privacy act together and it looks like a brutal fight is ahead, possibly leaving global corporations’ reliance on the longstanding safe harbor provisions, standard clauses and consents listing somewhere mid-Atlantic. Here’s the EU Commission VP & Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Reding […]

Is Google Analytics Illegal?

Today the Norwegian data privacy authority declared that it considers the use of the Google Analytics tool by the national tax administration and the educational loan fund illegal. Their argument is relatively clear. The public agencies apparently accepted Google’s standard terms of service which allows it to use IP addresses of tax and education fund users […]

The human factor: Dassault nEUROn drone blueprints stolen.

In an incident right out of a Bond film, Le Parisien newspaper reported Wednesday that documents related to Dassault Aviations’s nEUROn stealth drone were stolen at Paris’ Gare du Nord train station. The theft was carried out using a common pickpocket distraction technique where one of the executives carrying the documents quit a ticket queue (and […]