* Posts by Fred

7 posts • joined 7 Jul 2007

Street View nod prompts call for privacy watchdog reform

Fred
Gates Horns

What about PI's conflict of interest?

Is this the same PI that has a business conflict of interest when dealing with Google or another one?

EU data ruling slaps filesharers with red herring

Fred
Stop

Actually, you're not quite right

<<The court ruled that EU law doesn't compel ISPs to reveal customer details in a civil case brought by a rights holder. >>

The court ruled that EU law does not compel Member States to compel ISPs...

<<National courts are in charge as to whether laws are introduced to that end on the ground.>>

Last time I looked, national courts didn't make the law (at least not in non-common-law jurisdictions)

EU moves to establish gibberish as lingua franca

Fred
Unhappy

Daily Mail escapee?

Good Lord... if I want to read that kind of unbalanced tosh, I'll go to the Daily Mail website.

Offender tagging beaten by skyscrapers

Fred

Easier to keep track of innocent people?

Why is it that the UK authorities have no problems in tracking innocent people (mobile location data, traffic cameras, CCTV cameras, data retention by communications service providers, tracking of oyster cards, et cetera ad infinitum), yet find it almost impossible to keep track of people that they KNOW are guilty, from to tagged criminals to foreign paedophiles?

Perhaps the Justice Ministry should really crack down on crime and treat these people as harshly as they would if they were innocent.

UK gov rejects Cliff Richard's copyright extension

Fred

Does this mean that NUlab has actually done something right, finally?

Law of averages, really, I suppose.

US: GPS-Galileo agreement to be inked this week

Fred

hardcore?

<<hardcore permanent bureaucracy at Brussels>> As opposed to what exactly? The soft-centred sweeties of Whitehall? The soft-porn playthings of Washington? Please, please, tell me what on earth those words could possibly mean!

Google: Our data retention is not data protection watchdogs' business

Fred

Google's position is not alone misleading, but deliberately so

DG Justice, Liberty and Security of the European Commission wrote the Data Retention Directive and is responsible for implementation of the Data Protection Directive. It is therefore simply ridiculous to try to teach that part of the Commission what the Data Retention means! It is inconceivable that Google does not know this.

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