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European Union


November 30, 2012  8:50 PM

Do the e-Commerce Directive and “innnocent carrier” status still have any meaning?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cyber Monday, Ebay, European Union, Paypal

Publicity for the recent Austrian case regarding TOR  caused me to ponder whether the e-commerce directive still has any meaning. One the one hand we have market leaders touting for business across the EU without...

November 4, 2012  12:59 PM

Rebuilding Trust in the On-Line World

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
European Union, Hurricane Sandy, London, Resilience

The collapse of the Internet and of mobile phone networks as Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey mirrors that when Katrina hit New Orleans. Trust is earned by those who deliver whatever the circumstances. The struggles of


August 14, 2012  8:34 AM

Lessons from the Olympics: The recovery will not be outsourced

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Accenture, Andersen, BBC, BDUK, Cabinet office, CSC, cuts, dwp, European Union, Fujitsu, G4S, ID CARD, Labour, NPfIT, Outsourcing, PFI, PSN, Smart meter

The BBC summarises an article in...


April 13, 2012  9:32 AM

Ignorance in motion – Commission starts bid to regulate the Internet of Things

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brussels, Commission, European Commission, European Union, government, Internet of Things, Multilateral

Those idiotic laws from Brussels all begin with a seemingly innocuous "consultation". That for the laws the Commission will draft to regulate the Internet of Things has just been issued.

Do not be fooled....


April 3, 2012  9:14 AM

Which is more important anti-terrorism or anti-fraud ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
European Union, RIPA

The headline arguments against proposals to require Telcos and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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