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GDPR comes into effect. Now it’s time to think about certification seals!

GDPR

The new European Personal Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25. Out of the 99 articles contained in the regulation, two are specifically devoted to the question of certification. While establishing seals to demonstrate compliance with the regulation seems like a good idea in order to reassure …

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How working classes use digital tools: The Facebook example

working classes digital, classes populaires numérique

For over a decade now, the use of digital tools and internet connectivity has greatly developed among households, including among working classes. Yet very few studies exist on this part of the population’s specific uses of digital technology. In the context of the Poplog project, which counts Télécom ParisTech among …

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Philosophy of science and technology in support of political ecology

political ecology, écologie politique, Fabrice Flipo, Télécom École de Management

Fabrice Flipo, a philosopher of science and technology and researcher at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, has specialized in political ecology, sustainable development and social philosophy for nearly 20 years. Throughout the fundamental research that shapes his more technical teaching, he tries to produce an objective view of current political trends, …

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What nuclear risk governance exists in France?

Stéphanie Tillement, IMT Atlantique – Institut Mines-Télécom It will take a long time to learn all the lessons from the Fukushima accident, and even longer to bring about a change in the practices and principles of nuclear risk governance. Yet several major themes are already emerging in France in this …

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The end of roaming charges in the European Union: a cure-all solution?

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Patrick Maillé, IMT Atlantique – Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) and Bruno Tuffin, Inria The European Union has required wireless network operators to stop charging roaming fees during trips to other EU countries. For nomad users who regularly travel throughout Europe, this added comfort is truly appreciated: no more fears of additional charges.  However, …

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Digital Advertising and Algorithms

publicité numérique, digital advertising

Romain Gola, Télécom École de Management – Institut Mines-Télécom In 2016, for the first time in France, online advertising investment exceeded that of television advertising. Algorithms now play an increasingly significant role in the purchase of advertising space on websites, raising many ethical and legal issues. Algorithms rise to power …

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Is anonymized data of any value?

anonymized data, Teralab

Anonymization is still sometimes criticized as a practice that supposedly makes data worthless, as it deletes important information. The CNIL decided to prove the contrary through the Cabanon project conducted in 2017. It received assistance from the IMT big data platform, TeraLab, for anonymizing the data of New York taxis …

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e-Health companies face challenges in developing business models

Projet BBM, e-santé, e-Health, business model

The development of technological tools has opened the way for many innovations in the e-health sector. These products and services allow doctors to remotely monitor their patients and help empower dependent persons. Yet the companies that develop and market these solutions find it very difficult to establish viable and sustainable …

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Debate: carbon tax, an optical illusion

Carbon Tax, Taxe carbone, Fabrice Flipo

Fabrice Flipo, Télécom École de Management – Institut Mines-Télécom The climate is warming and changing: we must act. On the French version of the website The Conversation, climate change specialist Christian de Perthuis recently applauded the introduction of the carbon tax in France in 2014 and its gradual increase. Referring …

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