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2019/12/03The Policeman Was On A Walk Through The Files (By Olivier Iteanu, Barrister)

This is a rare case that the Conseil d’État [Council of State, French supreme court for administrative justice] informed us about in a decision rendered on 24 April 2019[1]. A gendarmerie captain was punished with fifteen days’ leave from work for illegally consulting “gendarmerie files”. These unlawful consultations concerned his daughter’s employer as well as some…

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2019/10/28A Release of Digital Hostages? (by General Watin-Augouard, FIC Founder)

The neutralisation of a botnet of more than 1,260,000 “zombie” computers has made the news in recent days. This network used the Retadup worm to enable personal data (including personal health information) to be “stolen”, computing power to be diverted to mining of cryptocurrency (Monero), spam campaigns to be launched and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to be carried…

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2019/01/11Law No. 2018-1202 of 22 December 2018 on combating the manipulation of information (By General Marc Watin-Augouard, Founder of the FIC)

The law announced by President Macron during his New Year speech to the press on 3 January 2017 has been promulgated following consideration by the Constitutional Council. The Council Members (‘Sages’) declared that the text was in conformity with the Constitution (Decision No. 2018-773 DC of 20 December 2018). Their only reservation was to limit its application to information that is…

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2018/04/30Financial Crime 2.0: International Cooperation Vital in Fight Against Cybercrime

Olivier is a Research Fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. Prior to joining RUSI in 2017, he worked with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard-setter in the areas of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF), where he focused on evaluating the effectiveness of countries’ AML/CFT efforts. From…

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