Data Protection

Safe Harbour: Key Aspects of the ECJ Ruling

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) declared that the Safe Harbour agreement which allowed the movement of digital data between the EU and the US was invalid. The Court was ruling in a case brought by Max Schrems, an Austrian student and privacy campaigner who, in the wake of the Snowden revelations of mass surveillance, […]

Wikileaks revisited: Is Julian Assange a straw man?

Two interesting recent publications on Wikileaks by US law professors. Alasdair Roberts says that the contribution of the Wikileaks phenomenon to transparency has been hugely over-exaggerated, and Yochai Benkler who says more or less the opposite. What can we say about these two early attempts to understand the significance of Wikileaks? Benkler is concerned with directly intervening in a debate […]