CategoryRight to Privacy

Right of personality and common sense

Photo: A recent press release published in the name of the First Lady of the USA Melania Trump which stated that one’s name and image can be used for commercial purposes only with the consent of the individual was met in part of the Slovenian public with incredulity. Why shouldn’t her place of birth,

Second Crypto War – The Future of Internet

In the early 1990s, the first Crypto War began. With the release of the programmer Phil Zimmerman’s PGP (“Pretty Good Privacy”) encryption software in 1991, for the first time in history, anyone could encode and exchange a message that no law enforcement agency had the technical ability to intercept and decode. Fearing that criminals would

CategoryPersonal Data Protection

Goodbye Safe Harbour, hello Privacy Shield – but what does that really mean for your data?

Privacy Shield, rebranded to prevent any association with its predecessor, is designed to offer new safeguards around access to data by public authorities and give citizens the right to take legal action against companies using their data. It will also create an independent ombudsperson role and have an annual review procedure. EU Commission announced that

CPDP – Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2016

SECRET WINDOWS: DATA PROTECTION AND OPEN DATA IN THE SMART CITY ENVIRONMENT Rosana Lemut Strle, representing Info House, will be one of the speakers at this conference. The reuse of public sector information to produce additional value and public benefits, as foreseen by the EU policy on open data, can potentially clash with individuals’ rights

New Data Protection Regulation

The EU’s legislative bodies are preparing an updated and more harmonised data protection law (the “Regulation”) to replace the Directive 95/46/EC. The Regulation remains under negotiation, but it is clear that it will significantly change EU data protection law in several areas. It is anticipated that the text of the Regulation will probably be finalised

CategoryAccess to Public Information

Lack of government transparency is damaging democratic processes

Statement by European RTI Community on the world’s First Official Access to Information Day!(1) Madrid, 28 September 2016 – On the first officially-recognised International Right to Know Day , European civil society groups working on the right of access to information today raised concerns that a lack of government transparency is damaging democratic processes, thereby

Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society

Open Data expert panel discussion, Jelgava, Latvia (February 18th) A few introductory remarks and open data recommendations. Rosana Lemut Strle, Info House (Slovenia) In last decade a lot has been done in the field of personal data protection, no doubt about that. Some credit in that matter must be given to rapidly evolving technology and

CategoryFreedom of Speech

Islandic NGO IMMI wants to create a “Safe Haven” for freedom of expression

The International Modern Media Institute (IMMI), where Mrs. Birgitta Jonsdottir (a member of Islandic Parliament and a leader of an Islandic Pirate Party) is playing the leading role, is working to create a Safe Haven for freedom of expression, freedom of information, the right to privacy, the protection of whistleblowers and freedom of the media. We need to