Legal Issues

2018/10/29Cybersecurity is forcing a rethink of strategic autonomy (By Paul Timmers, Oxford University)

Just a few days ago, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his 2018 State of the Union speech with the title “The Hour of European Sovereignty”. In the speech, he argues that the time has come for the EU “to become more autonomous and live up to our global responsibilities”. The question is how to make…

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2018/06/28A month after GDPR (by General 2S Marc Watin-Augouard)

The deadline of 25 May has passed. The General Data Protection Regulation is henceforth applicable in the 28 Member States of the European Union but it also applies to external players who want to comply with protective provisions. On 21 June, the Parliamentary Agora@ of the FIC (International Cybersecurity Forum) was the opportunity to discuss the implications of…

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2018/06/28Lost in the Cloud? Law Enforcement Cross-border Access to Data After the “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data” (CLOUD) Act and E-Evidence

By Théodore CHRISTAKIS Professor of International Law, University Grenoble Alpes Deputy Director, Grenoble Alpes Data Institute Member of the Institut Universitaire de France Member of the French Digital Council (“Conseil National du Numérique”)[1]   In a study published last December upon the request of CEIS and Microsoft, we highlighted the implications that the so called…

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2018/02/19The maritime industry and cyber risk (by Brice Ducoum, Groupe EYSSAUTIER)

90% of world trade depends upon maritime transport. From the transportation of raw materials to that of manufactured goods, this industry is the basis of our globalised contemporary economy. In a just-in-time economy, merchant ships must be adapted and automated to increase productivity. The “body of computer and electronic systems used in the management and automation…

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