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Maintaining Balance And Privacy

We are strong believers in the right to privacy. It’s not an afterthought and as I’ve said in the past, privacy and security go hand in hand. For more than a year I’ve been involved in an ICANN working group which is tasked with examining whois privacy and proxy services and coming up with an […]

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Speak Out On Whois Privacy

Privacy, both online and offline, are important concepts. Privacy also goes hand in hand with security. Security and privacy. Two concepts that you’ll see discussed a lot when it comes to the online world. Unfortunately there are some people who equate people’s desires for online privacy to equate with criminality. That is, in our view, […]

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Speaking At IGF Spain

I’m spending this week in Barcelona and Madrid. As I mentioned a couple of days ago the APWG meeting is being held in Barcelona, so I’ve been attending some of its sessions. Tomorrow, however, I’ll be attending and speaking at the Spanish IGF. What exactly is the IGF? It’s the “internet governance forum”, so it’s […]

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We Treat All our Business Equally

Equality & Love Win

Last Friday the Irish people went to the polls. We had been asked to vote on a change to our constitution. A few words. Nothing more, nothing less. But the change that was being contemplated was more than just a few words. For thousands of Irish citizens the proposed change would recognise them as being […]

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Save The Link!

Links. They are what drive the web. The humble link is how we connect one website to another, how we share those funny cat videos, those emotional moments, the stories of the day. If it’s on the web then you need a link to reach it (somehow). But what if you had to get permission […]

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