anonymisation / Brexit / Data protection / Data transfer / digital identity / e-government / eIDAS / General Data Protection Regulation / safe harbour

eIDAS applies from 1 July 2016: An EU dream come true after a Brexit nightmare?

  Six days after the results of the UK Brexit referendum and it is still very hard to go back to a “normal” life, especially while remaining an EU citizen living in the UK. One of the most upsetting things of the referendum, at least for lawyer, is its nonsense. This holds true in particular … Continue reading

digital identity / identity theft

Usurpation of identity à la française: the first application of Article 226-4-1 of the French Penal Code

The French LOPSSI 2 Act of 2011 [LOPSSI stands for Loi d’Orientation et de Programmation pour la Performance de la Sécurité Intérieure] introduced into the French Penal Code a new Article 226-4-1 to criminalise the “act of usurping the identity of an individual or the act of using one piece or several pieces of data … Continue reading

Access to data / Cloud / digital identity / Security

International E- Citizenship by Dr Clare Sullivan

This month Estonia became the first country in the world to announce plans to enable persons from anywhere in the world to become E- citizens of Estonia. Estonia has the most advanced E- economy in the world. Before a newborn arrives home, the hospital will have issued a digital birth certificate and the baby’s health … Continue reading