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2 controversial theses about privacy – IT/IP Open Mic in Berlin

On 19 March 2015 I held the keynote at the first IT/IP Open Mic in Berlin. Here are my theses about “Internet of things – Internet is everywhere, privacy is nowhere”:
1. Anonymity on the Internet is a privilege of the educated and wealthy part of the society
2. If data is the oil of the future, data protection is energy saving. Continue reading

privacy basics / privacy future / USA

We need a reform of surveillance, and even more

“The world’s citizens, companies and governments should continue to press the United States to reform its spying practices.  Keeping data out of the United States is no answer.  There is no easy substitute for reforming government surveillance.”  Tim Edgar stated yesterday on TechCrunch and I totally agree with him. But it is not only a reform of the government … Continue reading

Blockchain and Bitcoin / main category / privacy future

How legal Blockchains will be successful

Coindesk recently published an article about the Web Summit in Dublin.  Tom Gonser, founder of (DocuSign) expressed himself in favor of Blockchain as a potential technology for identity management. More and more experts like him believe in the use of Blockchain being a promising technology to solve legal issues.  And I totally agree. In the … Continue reading

main category / privacy future / USA

Microsoft’s fight against data disclosure is not bad for start-ups

Microsoft currently fights against the disclosure of personal (content) data, which is stored in Europe.  Techcrunch now states that Microsoft’s opinion and the legal process are bad for start-ups. On the contrary! Any start-up, which does or intents to process data of European citizens should support Microsoft’s legal opinion and be concerned, if Microsoft fails. … Continue reading