Monthly Archives: January 2019

Fact-checking on the Internet: Do we still need encyclopedias?

Published on Medium, 28 January 2019, as part of the Digitalia Moralia series.     Patrick Leigh Fermor designed his house in Kardamyli in such a manner that next to the dining room would be placed large collections of encyclopedias and reference books, in order to quickly resolve any dispute among his guests. The first Guinness Book of Records was

2019-05-26T05:30:06+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is “fair” in “fair and lawful” processing of personal data?

An article by article analysis of the GDPR from an ethics perspective need not go any further than the first line when it comes to its Article 5: “Personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject (‘lawfulness, fairness and transparency’)”. What is “lawful processing” one

2019-01-19T18:48:10+00:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , |

Member of the Greek GDPR implementation law-making committee

Appointed a member of the law-making committee drafting the GDPR (and the Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive) implementation law in Greece. The law-making committee, established under the Greek Ministry of Justice, has been in session since 2016 but has not been able to produce a final legislative act yet, although public consultation has

2019-01-17T23:10:42+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Other|Tags: , |

Επεξεργασία Δεδομένων Επιβατών, ή γιατί είναι η ασφάλεια που σου εξασφαλίζει την ελευθερία

Πρόσφατα εκδόθηκε νόμος σύμφωνα με τον οποίο από δω και πέρα τα δεδομένα των επιβατών αεροπλάνων, πλοίων κ.λπ. θα αποτελούν αντικείμενο επεξεργασίας για σκοπούς ασφαλείας. Τέτοιες επεξεργασίες ξεκίνησαν στην Αμερική το 2001. Μετά την επίθεση στους Δίδυμους Πύργους οι Αμερικανοί αποφάσισαν ότι ήθελαν να γνωρίζουν όσο πιο αναλυτικά γίνεται ποιοι επισκέπτονται τη χώρα τους. Τις αντίστοιχες επεξεργασίες

2019-01-15T23:02:30+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: |

Have you already bought domain names with your children’s names?

While recently purchasing yet more personal domain names to point to my website I was tempted to think about the future and therefore run a search for domain names with my children’s names. Some are still available, others not. So, should I buy the ones available and place alerts for the other ones just in

2019-01-06T22:44:57+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Digitalia Moralia|Tags: , |

What your hard drive reveals about you — and software design

I recently had a hard time explaining to my kids the use of folders in hard drives. Hierarchy they could more or less understand, as well as the fact that documents, photos and other files need to be found at a specific place. What they could not come to terms with was content specificity: They

2019-01-05T20:17:31+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Digitalia Moralia|Tags: , |

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