Archive for the ‘Copyright Protection / DCMA’ Category

Microsoft vs NY Court’s data request. A turning point for privacy?

July 31, 2014 2 comments

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An interesting case brewing courtesy of Microsoft and the Southern District court of NY reported by The Register this week

Here, we have a court order from NY requesting Microsoft produce some emails from a server physically located in Ireland, and managed by a local Irish Microsoft subsidiary.

While there is long standing and well understood that company records stored oversees must be delivered on demand, for example Microsofts financial records across the world would have to be delivered to a court requesting such, the law is a little less clear when it comes to data not strictly owned by a company, yet managed by it.  Read more…


Excellent Blog on Security and Privacy Matters..

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

I just wanted to post a short note on the excellent Hogan Lovells blog – It’s not gripping reading in the manner of Steven King or Grisham, but if your job or interests revolve around data protection, information security and privacy, the articles posted are well worth your time to read.

Speaking on “Celebrations”, Seattle on 26th August…

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

No, I’m not talking about weddings or the like, Celebrations is a rather beautiful boat that sails around Lake Washington. McAfee have booked her out for a private tour. Attendance is by registration only, but if you think you might like to come you should approach your McAfee account manager.

Bon Voyage!

French Internet Piracy law ineffective..

March 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Perhaps uniquely, the French legal system has the means to ban people from the internet in what’s known as the “Three Strikes Law”. Passed in September 2009, it allows for a new government agency, HADOPI ( The Haute Autorite pour la Diffusion des Oeuvres et la Protection des droits sur internet, or Hight Authority fro the Diffiusion of Works and the Protection of Rights on the internet) to forcefully have individuals who flout copyright laws disconnected, and even take measures against people with “insecure connections” who allow them to be used in this manner. Read more…