The Line scandal shakes Far East. Is it still reasonable to delocalise digital services?

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?”

Carpet data-retention still in the crosshairs of the EU Court of Justice

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”

Leonardo’s lesson

by Andrea Monti – originally published by Infosec.News

A note for the non-Italian readers: Leonardo is the biggest Italian defence contractor. Recently the company has discovered a massive information theft related to critical pieces of defence equipment, allegedly committed by two insiders. According to the prosecution, the exfiltration went on undisturbed for about two years before being discovered.

A great deal has already been said about the massive illegal exfiltration of data suffered by Leonardo, about the difference between the institutional narrative of cybersecurity and the dramatic situation of the Italian infosec, and about the regulatory superfetation burdening national security. However, something still lasts to be discussed: the less-than-proportional relationship between the members’ quantity of a structure and their “loyalty” to the structure itself. Continue reading “Leonardo’s lesson”