The European Court Strikes One for Privacy

Early this year the European Court of Justice declared the 2006 EU Date Retention Directive invalid. This is a very important turning point in the ongoing tug-of-war between privacy rights and security concerns, possibly a reversal of the tide that has been mounting since the beginning of the century. The… Continue reading

The (cyber) cop mentality

Last week (14-15 October 2014) I was in Brussels taking part in the ISSE 2014 information security conference, where I had also the opportunity to present a paper on the European Court of Justice’s repealing of the Data Retention Directive. Among the keynote speakers was Troels Ørting, head of EC3,… Continue reading