Leiden Islam Blog

Dossier: The World Wide Web

  • Will EU copyright law lose all of its public?

    Will EU copyright law lose all of its public?

    Intentional hyperlinking to an evidently illegal source is not an infringement of copyright. If the CJEU decides to follow this suggestion by its Advocate-General it will be very hard to effectively enforce copyright on the internet.
  • The blind at the steering wheel

    The blind at the steering wheel

    Car manufacturers claim that the day when a blind person can be at the wheel is coming closer. However recent testimony in the US congress revealed a number of serious safety risks and ill-defined legal concepts related to autonomous technology.
  • Criminal procedure and the digital revolution

    Criminal procedure and the digital revolution

    Recently, ambitious plans were published to amend criminal procedure law and take into account the influence of ICT on police work. However, are the consequences of ICT for criminal procedure fully appreciated in the proposal?
  • Some thoughts on the EU cybersecurity directive

    Some thoughts on the EU cybersecurity directive

    The new EU cybersecurity directive aims to improve cybersecurity by establishing a central authority for network and information security. The question is whether this is the right approach to improve cybersecurity.
  • Online crime-fighting: more harm than good?

    Online crime-fighting: more harm than good?

    The Dutch police and Public Prosecution Service show video images of suspects online. Even though this might be effective in quickly identifying the suspects, the nasty side effects make it worthwhile reconsidering this tool.
  • WCIT 2012: Who controls the Internet?

    WCIT 2012: Who controls the Internet?

    During next week's WCIT12 conference the International Telecommunications Regulations will be reviewed. And it's more important than you probably realise.
  • Think before you post

    Think before you post

    Facebook and other social media aren't entirely private; employees should be careful what they say about their job there
  • Big Data, Big Privacy?

    Big Data, Big Privacy?

    Today's society could be considered a data society. Large amounts of digital data are being generated every day. But are the issues that come with all this data properly addressed by current legislation?
  • Cyber security new fashion

    Cyber security new fashion

    Cyber security is the new terrorism. What terrorism and counterterrorism was just after 9/11 is now cyber security and insecurity. It would be good for citizens, government and media to learn from our experiences with terrorism and counterterrorism.
  • The Dutch cookie conundrum

    The Dutch cookie conundrum

    This week, the new Dutch cookie law came into force, leading to confusion and chagrin among website owners. The cookie law is controversial, as it requires website owners to get consent from the user before placing cookies, which can be quite burdensome.
  • Wiretapping Internet Communications

    Wiretapping Internet Communications

    The effectiveness of internet wiretaps deteriorated over the last decade, while at the same time the necessity of wiretapping internet communications has increased. This blog post is about the possibilities of wiretapping internet communications.