ICANN: IANA stewardship functions transitioning to private sector

IANA stewardship functions transitioned to private sector when on October 1, 2016, the contract ICANN-U.S. Government ended The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet. Basically, it coordinates unique identifiers across the world (users’ addresses), allowing […]

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal and Allyson Haynes Stuart, EU data protection and cybersecurity law as applied to the IoT – some thoughts about why it is inadequate

Internet-of-Things (IoT) (or internet-of-everything as it is often interchangeably called-) is a buzzword and it is all over. At present, the news is more technological than legal. Nonetheless, the IoT triggers some worrisome legal issues, among which data collection, data security, and invasion of privacy are among the most compelling. Actually, these issues are imposing because […]

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) (or Internet of Everything) – privacy and data protection issues in the EU and the US

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Allyson Haynes Stuart have just published in the Information law Journal an article dealing with privacy and data protection in the IoT. The article deals with recent developments in the IoT sector, highlights the difficulty of giving a definition of the IoT, and discuss the most important authorities (on the two side of the Atlantic) […]

New EU legislation on IoT may be in the pipeline for 2016

According to this source, in November 2015, in a discussion on the  Internet of Things (IoT) policies, Thibaut Kleiner (head at the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG Connect)), said this is for a the EU “key moment in policy in relation to IoT”. Kleiner questioned whether the IoT should be […]

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)’s Opinion 1/2015 on m-health

On May 21, 2015, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published Opinion 1/2015 (Mobile Health – Reconciling Technological Innovation with Data Protection). The opinion acknowledges that Mobile Health (“mHealth”) is a rapidly growing sector stemming out of the convergence between healthcare and ICT. mHealth includes mobile applications designed to deliver health-related services through smart devices. Big […]