Lucie was the Asia Policy Analyst at Access Now, based out of Melbourne. For several years she worked as the EU policy analyst at Access Now based out of Brussels, prior to that an editor for several regional publications as well as a translator for government agencies and as a political intern at the Czech Embassy to Ottawa. Her key expertise is in export controls and surveillance trade, cybersecurity, data retention, encryption, and Net Neutrality. Ask her where she’s lived and studied, but make sure you’re comfortably seated first.
Earlier today, the French Senate adopted the highly controversial Projet de loi sur la surveillance des communications internationales, better known as the Surveillance bill. The bill enables the indiscriminate mass surveillance of millions of individuals in France and abroad, with no mechanism for independent oversight and judicial control. It is now only a matter of days before François Hollande, the President of France, signs the bill into law. …28 October 2015
Earlier this year, the three major European institutions reached an agreement in the Telecoms Single Market trialogue, where lawmakers made several ambitious promises. Among them was the promise to enshrine Net Neutrality rules concretely into EU law. The aim: to guarantee Europeans the “most comprehensive open internet rules,” and to prevent fragmenting equitable cross-border internet services that are in a single market. However, as it stands, the legislation is not yet clear enough to realize these grand ambitions.…22 October 2015