TIM may use 5G equipment produced by Huawei, provided that it follows the rules dictated by the Presidency of the Council. Is national security safe? by Andrea Monti – originally published in Italian by Infosec.News
On 7 August 2020, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a decree setting out the conditions under which Huawei can provide Italy, through former network monopolist TIM S.p.a., with its 5G infrastructure.
Apart from constitutional issues (yet another ‘creative’ use of the Prime Minister’s Decree, after the management of the COVID-19 lockdown) and political aspects (the decree would neither be a ‘surrender’ to China nor, therefore, a ‘betrayal’ of the Atlantic allies), the Conte-Huawei Decree raises several legal and technical doubts about its real effectiveness. Continue reading “Critical Issues of the Conte-Huawei decree”
Platforms are liable of what they do: so says a ruling of the California Court of Appeals by Andrea Monti – originally published in Italian by Wired.it
The Bolger vs Amazon.com Inc. ruling, issued by the California Court of Appeals on August 13, overturns the first-degree verdict and establishes Amazon.com is liable for damages caused by products made available through its website, also if the customer buys from a seller operating in the marketplace in “Fulfilled by Amazon” mode.
Continue reading “Amazon to compensate damages caused by a product sold in its marketplace.”
The Italian Presidency of the Council sets the conditions to include Huawei’s technology in the Italian 5G network and might ease the overcoming tensions between the USA and China by Andrea Monti
The Prime Ministerial Decree of August 7, 2020, allows TIM (the former Italian telco monopolist) to use Huawei’s 5G technology, having identified adequate measures to prevent the risks of using Chinese equipment for Italy’s new generation network. This news follows, and contradicts, the exclusion of Huawei from the tender to provide TIM with the same 5G devices because of the need for “diversification of partners” (a requirement lately imposed by the Conte-Huawei Decree). Originally published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “The TIM-Huawei Decree and the Chinese’knot untangling”
There are many clues that relations between Five Eyes and Japan are progressing in anti-Chinese terms, but the historical legacy of World War II and the geopolitical and economic complexities of the Far East do not make such a choice easy.
By Andrea Monti – Professor of Law and Order and Public Security, University of Chieti-Pescara.
The breaking of the balance in the Far East caused by the aggressive policy of the Trump administration against China and the expansion of the latter’s reach towards the West has brought back to the headlines the opportunity for Japan to become, officially, the sixth of Five Eyes, the worldwide network of interception and espionage currently used by the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Continue reading “Japan to become the “sixth eye” of Anglo-Saxon intelligence? Maybe, but it does not mean the network’s sight will improve”
To confuse and structurally superimpose judiciary and intelligence exposes the Country to diplomatic and informative counter-attacks and reduces the weight of the rule of law by Andrea Monti – originally published in Italian by Formiche.net
Continue reading “Intelligence, Justice and Media: beware of the short-circuit”