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Privacy Shield: Lipstick on a Pig January 12, 2018

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Another very welcome post from Citizen of Nowhere

The video below is of Max Schrems’ presentation at c34c3 about his case against Facebook and the farce that is Privacy Shield:

https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9295-privacy_shield_-_lipstick_on_a_pig

Privacy Shield purports to do something about PRISM and other NSA programmes, whereby companies headquartered in Ireland for EU business like Facebook, Google, Apple etc. pipe your private communications into NSA’s massive surveillance apparatus.

As a European citizen you have no rights to privacy whatsoever as far as the US is concerned, and Billy Hawks of the Irish Data Protection Agency, to hear Schrems tell it, let the cat out of the bag by saying:

I don’t think it will come as much of a surprise that in fact US intelligence services to have access from US companies…

Schrems took a case to the European Court of Justice and got an unprecedented judgement that Safe Harbour (the pig awaiting lipstick) is in its legal essence incompatible with article 7 of the European Charter of Fundamental Human Rights.

Lot to learn about the respective power of US and EU law, Facebook and the NSA in his entertaining report.

By the way, can any of you Dubs tell me which roundabout that is with the now famous Centra at 12:44?

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1. WorldbyStorm - January 12, 2018

“Lot to learn about the respective power of US and EU law, Facebook and the NSA in his entertaining report.”
Unbelievably depressing. And yet hugely important.

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Citizen of Nowhere - January 13, 2018

Really – depressing? I read it more a sign that we might be beginning to win. At least we’re beginning to get on their nerves. 🙂

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2. Liberius - January 12, 2018

By the way, can any of you Dubs tell me which roundabout that is with the now famous Centra at 12:44?

The lovely part of Dublin called Portarlington… Seriously though the Odlums logo in the clock gives it away that it must be near one of their sites, a little bit of google maps usage tells me that it’s in Portarlington and not Dublin.

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Citizen of Nowhere - January 13, 2018

Thanks Liberius – to an Austrian everywhere in Ireland is in Dublin 🙂 maybe.

BTW here’s the YouTube version of the above – I must figure out a way to embed media.ccc.de videos directly…

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