content regulation / eIDAS / filtering / Internet intermediaries / online platforms

The EU approach to content regulation online bis: tackling (il)legal content online with real-world identities?

Among the policy objectives to pursue in order to ensure the flourishing of the Digital Single Market, one finds here: “Updating  EU audiovisual rules and working with platforms to create a fairer environment for everyone, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech.” Clicking on ‘platforms,’ one can also read: “Online platforms are an important part of … 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