Category Archives: Essay – Opinion

Lack of uniformity in data protection laws

When regulators set different rules as to what is insufficient practice, what are the consequences for the marketplace?  Furthermore, what might this say about what players in the marketplace and their priorities, especially regarding privacy and security? When data breaches … Continue reading

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Shifting from brick and mortar commerce to electronic commerce

Work in progress, sources to be cited. Technology dramatically changes markets.  It could be considered both the cause and the effect of economic activity, including recessions.  From the agricultural revolution to the industrial revolution and now the information revolution, business … Continue reading

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The tipping point for data protection to become the norm

With consumer security becoming highlighted constantly in the wave of online account phishing attacks, consumers becoming further concerned their communications could be compromised, and the PR message that consumers need to “watch what they are doing online” failing to modify … Continue reading

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A libertarian take on human rights and intellectual property

Disclaimer: This essay is an intellectual assessment of legislation and judicial decision-making to date from an equal-opportunity competitive point of view, originally written on February 13, 2010. The author’s current opinion would apply a more pragmatic take on human rights … Continue reading

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“Net neutrality” and potential legislative impact

A work in progress, incomplete. “Net neutrality” legislation has taken on different forms, and it has recently impacted the United States legal framework in telecommunications as of December 2010, with the approval of new rules that govern the Internet. What … Continue reading

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Privacy and confusion over what deserves privacy

Work in progress, incomplete. Certain events or trends have proven to be catalysts for major discussion or reform of the laws in place. The most widely known catalyst to date, is the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, … Continue reading

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Justifying justiciability of economic and social rights

When David Beetham claims that economic and social rights, even the seemingly fundamental ones, “cannot in principle be definable in justiciable form,” what he is explaining is not the theoretical possibility of making it justiciable, rather, he is stating the … Continue reading

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Dealing with intellectual property is expensive – for everyone

A work in progress. Whether protecting works or trying to defend oneself from infringement proceedings, dealing with intellectual property is expensive for all parties involved.  The legal advice, the filing procedures involved, and the potential court expenses all factor into … Continue reading

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