Personal data and chats of Line users (a Japanese-Korean messaging platform that is extremely popular in the Far East) have potentially ended up in the hands of Chinese national security authorities. What does this mean? The analysis of Andrea Monti, adjunct professor of law of public order and security at the Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “The Line scandal shakes Far East. Is it still reasonable to delocalise digital services?”
A ruling by the EU Court of Justice calls into question how internet traffic data is handled by investigating authorities. An unbalanced interpretation of data protection rules puts European public order and national security at risk. Analysis by Andrea Monti, professor of law of public order and security, University of Chieti-Pescara – Originally published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “Carpet data-retention still in the crosshairs of the EU Court of Justice”
Facebook changed its data management strategies and decided to use data generated by WhatsApp. The “people of the network” are up in arms. Many threaten to switch to Telegram or Signal. Some do so. Then everything goes back to the way it was. Originally published in Italian by Infosec.News
It is not the first time that ‘alarms’ about this or that fundamental right have provoked gut reactions that, in practice, translate into little. Once again, as shown by the many data theft cases by this or that multinational company, no one is shocked.
Two recent leaks reveal the European Union’s choices on cryptography. Child protection and national security are the reasons for the impossible mission of ensuring security through weakened encryption. By Andrea Monti, Adjunct Professor of Law and Order at the University of Chieti-Pescara – Originally published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “The EU contradictions on cryptography”
Acts of terrorism in France and Austria call for reflection on the political and tactical use of human rights by States as an instrument of anti-terrorist propaganda. Is the exercise of fundamental freedoms put at risk in the name of realpolitik? The analysis of Andrea Monti, adjunct professor of Law and Order and Public Security, University of Chieti-Pescara – Originally published in Italian by Formiche.net
There is no way, at least for now, of knowing whether the murder of the French teacher Samuel Paty, the killing of three people in Nice and the massacre in Vienna are the execution of a global plan, or whether they are individual events, planned and carried out by individuals or criminal cells. We also ignore if the spark that triggered them is – once again – the satire of Charlie Hebdo (a fact certainly connected to the assassination of Samuel Paty, but not to the others). Continue reading “Terrorism and the abuse of fundamental rights”