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Category Archives: Consumer Protection

European Commission Discusses Big Data

The European Commission (the Commission) recently issued a press release recognizing the potential of data collection and exploitation (or “big data”) and urging governments to embrace the positive aspects of big data. The Commission summarized four main problems that have been identified in public consultations on big data: Lack of cross-border coordination Insufficient infrastructure and funding opportunities A shortage …

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HEARTBLEED: A Lawyer’s Perspective on the Biggest Programming Error in History

By now you have probably heard about Heartbleed, which is the biggest security threat to the Internet that we have ever seen. The bottom line of Heartbleed is that for the past two years most web sites claiming to besecure, shown by the HTTPS address (the S added to the end of the usual HTTP address was intended to …

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