The International Federation of Library Associations Governing Board on Dec. 13 approved a statement calling on governments to ensure that there is free and equal access to public legal information (including third party standards where these are referenced), that governments design and implement effective preservation strategies, and that they incorporate technology-based authentication tools so that citizens can be sure that what they are reading is genuine. The text is re
A proposal to create an independent national body on access to information is being debated in Peru. A working group appointed by the ministry of Justice made the proposal for an executive decree to create the new institution, but it ran into opposition internally from an office in the Prime Minister’s office, the Secretariat of Public Management, according to a media report in La República. Rallying to the support an independent body were nongovernmental organizations includ
The EU Commission’s draft proposal for the revision of the e-Privacy Directive suggests GDPR-style fines and a Regulation, directly applicable in all the European Union Member States, rather than a Directive. While the formal proposal is expected in January, the draft gives an indication that the Commission wants to apply the GDPR’s consent requirements. However, direct marketers would be able to rely on a soft opt-in.
The proposal would make some changes to the controvers
This is the sixth blogpost of our series dedicated to privacy, security
and freedoms. In this series, we explain how your freedoms are under
threat, and what you can do to fight back.
Online anonymisation: What is it and how does it work?
There are many ways in which you are identified when you use the
internet, like tracking cookies, comparing data about your emails, SMS
and chats, and the information you voluntarily give out (such as
Facebook “likes”). Today we are
The Asian Development Bank is reviewing its Public Communications Policy (PCP). The PCP, which governs ADB’s disclosure of information and transparency practices, was approved by ADB’s Board of Directors in October 2011 and became effective on April 2, 2012. “ADB is particularly interested in hearing feedback from civil society to improve information sharing,” according to an announcement. It continued: We would like to seek your comments on the effectiveness of the PCP, and
Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of the story and headline was based on incorrect information regarding a feature to test for fake news on Facebook. That feature appears be based on a Chrome extension. SAN FRANCISCO — A Chrome browser extension that puts warning labels on fake news articles in Facebook News Feed was mistaken for Facebook running a test to root out misinformation on the giant social network. TechCrunch reported Thursday that a source had sent t
Do your part for a safer Internet and scan your devices for these now-extinct threats using the free tool provided by Bitdefender. On November 30, a thorough investigation code-named Operation Avalanche has materialized in an extremely complex, cross-jurisdiction, cross-industry clean-up effort. The project, coordinated by Europol and supported by partner anti-malware vendors, targeted malware families that have wrought havoc in the past years and inflicted significant damage