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The EDPB adopts the final report of the cookie banner recommendations

The EDPB adopts the final report of the cookie banner recommendations

Between May 2021 and August 2022, 18 European data protection authorities (DPA) received several hundred of complaints from NOYB regarding the design of the cookies banners. A coordinated task force between the DPAs, piloted by the French authority La CNIL and its Austrian counterpart, the DSB, ended-up after 13 meetings by the production of a report containing various recommendations for designing a cookie banner. I propose here a summary of my understanding of this report.

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New device ? Don't forget to clear the old one !

New device ? Don't forget to clear the old one !

If I don’t do any mistake, recently it was Christmas and the social convention wants to have people offering consumer goods to others. Among these consumer goods there are a lot of electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, or computers. You may had received a new one and you’re happy with it. You may also want to sell, give, or if any other possibilities are available, trash your previous model. But, don’t do it to fast !

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The alternative front-ends to centralized online services

The alternative front-ends to centralized online services

If sometimes you need to consult or follow a content available on a centralized platform like Youtube or Twitter but you’re worried about your privacy ? Or you don’t want to create an account for this specific requirement ? To do so, you can use an alternative front-end to these services. I’ve quickly talked about them in my article Why would I need something else than RSS ? but let’s develop the idea.

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GDPR : French ISP Free sanctioned for violations

GDPR : French ISP Free sanctioned for violations

On November 30th (link in French), la CNIL, the French personal data protection authority, sanctioned the French Internet Service Provider FREE for data security issues and not respecting the people rights granted by the GDPR. According to the more complete délibération (in French) published in the Journal Officiel de la République Française, the Authority received 41 complains between October 2018 and November 2019. Ten of the complains were analyzed during the procedure which ended by this sanction.

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The CNIL GDPR learning workshop

The CNIL GDPR learning workshop

If you’ve read some of this blog legal-related content, you may have seen that I’m pretty interested by the privacy protection. However, despite being myself informed of the legal context, I recognize I’ve never deeply learned the GDPR itself. Of course, my various readings about this topic (including my professional activities) made me learn some good basis, but that wasn’t enough. That’s why I’ll propose you to discover a service made by the French personal data protection authority, la CNIL, which is a training to the GDPR principles, legal basis and its impact in our lives.

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Something about commercial VPN Services : My concerns

Something about commercial VPN Services : My concerns

In the previous article, I’ve exposed here the concept of a VPN, what’s happening when you using one, and what do the commercial services are offering. Now, I’ll explain why I don’t trust them, and why I won’t use them. And by extension, why I will never write any “sponsored content” for them. Once again, that’s just my personal opinion, do whatever you want ! Common misconceptions and misinformation Some benefits exposed by the providers are not true or incomplete.

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Something about commercial VPN services : What is a VPN ?

Something about commercial VPN services : What is a VPN ?

Last years, I’ve wrote a vulgarization article about the differences between a VPN and a Proxy (article in French). You may have noticed that the commercial VPN services are a common sponsor for the so-called social medias influencers. I have myself received various offers from various affiliation managers (I’m an influencer, yeay ! \o/) and I never answered them. Mostly because they simply didn’t read my contact page where I say it’s unnecessary to reach me for these kind of proposition.

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The complex case of online age verification against privacy protection laws

The complex case of online age verification against privacy protection laws

La CNIL, or Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, is the French Administrative Authority competent for the personal data protection under the GDPR and national law perimeter. On July 26th, they published a study (link in French) about the online age verification regarding the adult restricted content on the Web, the existing solutions, their opinion, and their recommendation. As the CNIL article is quite long and in French, I’ll propose you a summary with some opinion about it.

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Setup your own DNS over HTTPS server

Setup your own DNS over HTTPS server

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for Domain Name System resolution using HTTPS to secure the communication between the client and the name server. It was proposed by the IEFT and is still a work in progress. However, DoH has been quickly implemented by the Big Tech corporations like Google, CloudFlare and also Mozilla Foundation which enabled the protocol by default in the United States of America in Firefox.

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