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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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2017/11/28Interview: Health data in the context of the GDPR (Philippe Tourron, Marseille Public University Hospital System)

  The GDPR includes the notion of “medical data” in its definition of personal data concerning health. How do your organisational processes respond to the imperatives of formalism and governance?  Health data is already required to meet many protection and management obligations in a broad sense. It falls into the realm of sensitive personal data….

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2017/10/27Amelia Anderstotter, Internet Expert

The EU Commission has recently put forward a proposal for cyber-security certifications, celebrating itself for working towards an EU-wide seal of approval for information society services and products, and boosting the EU digital market as well as consumer trust. But while cyber-certifications are a popular political idea, they will almost certainly work poorly, even counterproductively,…

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2017/07/18Microsoft’s Geneva Convention: protecting web users against State irresponsible behaviors in the cyberspace ? {By Darius Fadier, CEIS}

On 14 February 2017, Microsoft, portraying itself as a defender of Internet users, proposed a “Digital Geneva Convention” in response to the proliferation of cyberattacks from states. The digital giant called on states to draw up and sign an internationally binding convention that would aim to protect civilians against cyberattacks from states, in the manner of…

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