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”
By Andrea Monti – Originally published in Italian by Infosec.News
Italian Prime Minister Decree 131/2020 is one of the acts resulting from the enactment of Law Decree 105/19, later converted into Law 133/09 establishing the national cyber perimeter, a concept also relevant for the application of Legislative Decree 65/18, transposing EU Directive 1148/16 (NIS Directive). While this sentence appears to be illegible and incomprehensible, the choices and content of the Prime Ministerial Decree are even more so because they increase the level of the contradiction of a body of legislation which, by regulating national security, should instead be easy to understand and agile to apply.
A press release issued by the US Department of Defense on 15 October 2020 aseptically announces the results of the last (official) meeting between the members of Five Eyes, the agreement between the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for the acquisition and exchange of information on strategies and tactics to protect national interests by Andrea Monti – Originally published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “The Five Eyes look to the East. And Italy?”
The coincidence of strategic positions between the EU and the US has disappeared if ever it existed, but Italy still does not decide and finds itself playing on three tables without knowing which one to bet by Andrea Monti – initially published in Italian by Infosec News
The statements made by Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio after the meeting with US Secretary of State Pompeo reveal once again the stalemate in which Italy finds itself, unable to decide between the EU, the US and China. Although it is the Cold War II between the USA and China that occupies the international limelight, the less intense conflict between the EU and the USA is no less essential and requires Italy to make clear choices. Continue reading “Meeting Pompeo – Di Maio, the unresolved contradictions of Italian national security”
Collecting information and profiling people are widely practised all over the world. In Italy, though, a provision of the Testo Unico delle Leggi di Pubblica Sicurezza (TULPS) dating back to the Mussolini’s rule prohibits activities of this kind. Open-source intelligence and data-brokerage are at risk? Prof. Monti’s analysis – published in Italian by Formiche.net
The “Zhenhua case”, involving a Chinese company accused of creating the Oversea Key Information DataBase (Okid) to catalogue data from public sources relating to people of millions, was presented as yet another hostile action by China towards the rest of the world. In reality, however, Okid is no different from its Western equivalents which, at least in Italy, could be prohibited by the Public Security legislation. Continue reading “Zhenhua and the risk for the data-economy ecosystem”