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January 19, 2013  8:35 AM

Data Protection wars – what is at stake for whom under the new EU Directive

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, European Union, Facebook, Google, Spiegel, USA Patriot Act

A recent Spiegel (German perspective but written in English) article gives an excellent layman's summary of the strategic divides in the debate over the new Data...

June 27, 2012  4:59 PM

Why are we basing surveillance policy on myth and legend?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, bletchleypark, GCHQ, RIPA, Shark, U-boat, USA Patriot Act

I have blogged before on the reluctance of both sides to admit to allow reality to enter current debate on surveillance policy. In one of my subsequent


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