Re: Proposed Text for Local Law and Public Purpose

On 10/24/12 3:48 PM, Chris Mejia wrote:
> Walter, you seem to pass judgement quickly on entities and practices you
> don't fully understand.  What experience do you have with the MRC again?
> Advertising industry experience?  Understanding your background may help
> me (and others) understand your assertions here.

You also seem to be awfully quick to frame people in terms of their
institutional background/perceived interest. Taking their mails at face
value may provide credibility to your assertions of interest in a civil

Case in point: I have never expressed any opinions on how the MRC
guidelines should be interpreted. Only mentioned that a logical
consequence of your interpretation of the MRC might be non-compliance
with the Safe Harbour regime. Which will not be relevant to everyone in
the advertising business, but several entities at this table are Safe
Harbour certified _and_ claim to adhere to the MRC guidelines, so I
think it is a valid question to bring up in this context.

Could you point out where I have been passing judgement on the MRC
and/or their guidelines and/or any interpretation thereof? I'll be the
first to apologise if I have.

Also for the sake of transparency:

I am invited based on my affiliaton to Vrijschrift, a small Dutch
grassroots NGO interested in civil liberties in the digital context. As
part of that I have served on the board of European Digital Rights.

By day I am an IT-lawyer, mostly involved with IT-procurement issues,
and therefore have no direct professional interests in DNT. As part of
that role I am however consulted regularly on Data Protection and Safe
Harbour matters.

Before that I was a programmer/business analyst with Logica, in the
Dutch telecommunications division of that systems integrator.

I have masters degrees from the Rotterdam School of Management and the
Rotterdam School of Law, both part of the Erasmus University.

Does that little cv answer your question?



Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:17:16 UTC