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Seorang kawan lama saya Meneer Louis van der Meer yang terakhir saya temui tahun 2000 di Nederland mengirim berita dibawah ini. Semoga bermanfaat bagi kita semua:

Safer Internet Day: “Life online is what you make of IT”

The Safer Internet Day is an annual European day to promote media wisdom as well as a safe, ethical and efficient use of the Internet and mobile phones. In The Netherlands, the Safer Internet Day is organized by Digibewust, a cooperation between government and industry which wants to enlarge the trust and knowledge of the possibilities of digital tools as well as increasing the awareness concerning safe usage of these tools by the users.

During this year’s Safer Internet Day themed “Life Online is What You Make of IT”, Digibewust will ask attention for entrepreneurs and other employees who are busy in an innovative way for digital security within their organization. On the 12th of February it will present the first results of the Digibarometer at the museum for Communication in The Hague. How high do the Dutch SME’s score when it comes to the digital security of their company? What is going well? What is going wrong? Which actions c! ould be taken and which of them are we going to take so SME’s can improve their digital security?

The Dutch State Secretary of Economic Affairs shows his concerns with this subject by giving his vision about the digital security for The Netherlands at this meeting. He also hands out the Digibewust Award to the most innovative and digital aware entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs can upload their innovative ideas and you can nominate them on

Next to that, Digibewust contributes to the theme “Life Online is What You Make of IT” with a National Gaming Debate on the eve of the Safer Internet Day (11th February). Scientists, politicians, representatives of the game industry, gamers and other experts will be debating on the influence, economics and the future of games.

RFID chip under fire. A lot of commotion has erupted in The Netherlands after some technicians from Berlin hacked a RFID chip last week. This chip will be used in The Netherlands for some applications including the new Dutch public transport chipcard. According to producer TLS, it wasn’t possible to travel for free with it. This week, however, RTL news announced it is possible to actually travel for free with a hacked public transport chipcard.Parties of the national parliament are astound and want to know if the money that is used for the public transport test case has been a waste of money. The parliament will be debating about it this week with State Secretary Huizinga (Ministry of Transport and Water Management).The public transport chipcard also causes trouble in Amsterdam. The public transport provider for Amsterdam (GVB) is inaccurately handling personal data from the OV-chip owners, according to the Dutch College Protection Personal data (CB! P). The CBP says that the GVB has been farming too much data from customers, as well as storing this data for a longer period than allowed and with a lack of proper protection. The CBP wants the GVB to stop the fouls.The public transport chipcard should be fully integrated in The Netherlands by next year. Dutch travelers are able to pay for the public transport with this card. In some cities, the card is already in use as a test. The government has already spend 130 million euros on this project.

Parliamentary investigation for copyright. Since the arrival of the Internet copyright has been pushed into a corner. In The Netherlands a parliamentary working group will hold hearings to investigate the bottlenecks surrounding copyright.This working group by the Dutch Ministry of Justice will be investigating the bottlenecks between the copyright and the social and technological developments of today. The Minister of Justice, Hirsch Ballin, announced earlier to make a vision of the future of Dutch copyright which is under pressure as a result of digital copy behaviour. But this vision has not been made yet. Several major parliament parties conclude it has been postponed for too long already.Amongst other issues the group will investigate what possibilities there are for a compensation for the copyright holders to level the effect of downloading from illegal source. Results should be made very quickly, in that way parliamentary debate can take place before the su! mmer of 2008, said parliament member Gerkens.According to Gerkens the goal of this investigation is to give the members of parliament more insight in what the possibilities are to change things and create solutions for this problem. That way the politicians can make better decisions on subjects as homecopy taxes on MP3 players and digital recorders.Different organisations in the field of copyright have different solutions to the problems. Downloading in The Netherlands is not punishable in contradiction to uploading of copyrighted material.

Copyright & ECP.NL
The situation about copyright is also a subject ECP.NL is dealing with. In the Digital Content project of last year it organised a seminar about the future of home copies in this digital era. This year as well ECP.NL will keep an eye on this subject trough its Trust 2.0 project. More information on the activities of ECP.NL concerning copyright is available on

Commission: Single Market for Online Music, Films and Games in Europe The European Commission has decided at 3 January 2008 to give a new boost to Europe’s online content sector. EU citizens should be able to enjoy easier and faster access to a rich variety of music, TV programmes, films or games via the Internet, mobile phones or other devices.The Commission therefore encourages the content industry, Telecom companies and Internet Service Providers to work closely together on making more content available online, while at the same time ensuring a robust protection of intellectual property rights. The Commission also wants to facilitate copyright licences for online content covering the territory of several or all of the EU Member States. According to Commission studies, a true Single Market without borders for Creative Online Content could strengthen the competitiveness of Europe’s music, film and games industry considerably and allow retail revenues of the sector to quadruple by 2010 if clear and consumer-fr! iendly measures are taken by the industry and public authorities. This strategic document is the starting point for new EU actions to support development of innovative business models, cross-border services and consumer-friendly offers.According to the EU Commissioner for the Information Society and Media, Viviane Reding, Europe’s content sector is suffering under its regulatory fragmentation, and under its lack of clear, consumer-friendly rules for accessing copyright-protected online content. To have a strong music, film and games industry, that industry should be given more legal certainty, content creators a fair remuneration and consumers broad access to a rich diversity of content online.

By mid-2008 the Commission hopes to propose a recommendation on new ways for achieving a single market for online content, especially because this market has 500 million potential consumers, according to Viviane Reding.In the document with recommendations interoperability and transparency of Digital Right Management systems are mentioned. Because of the many different forms of DRM, the Commission seeks to establish a framework for DRM transparency concerning, amongst others, the interoperability of different DRM systems. Besides that the Commission intends to instigate co-operation procedures (“codes of conduct”) between access and service providers, copyright holders and consumers.The Commission launched a public consultation on the 3rd of January 2008 in order to prepare an EU Recommendation on Creative Content Online for adoption by the European Parliament and the Council by mid 2008.

EDPS Opinion on RFID: major opportunities but attention needed for privacy issues. On 20 December 2007 the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued it’s opinion regarding the Commission’s communication on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Europe which was released in March 2007. The opinion deals with the expanding use of RFID chips in consumer products and other new applications affecting individuals.Both parties see privacy and data protection as important issues. The EDPS agrees with the Commission that it is appropriate in the first phase to leave room for self-regulatory instruments. However, additional legislative measures may be necessary to regulate RFID usage in relation to privacy and data protection.The EDPS calls on the Commission to consider it’s recommendations, such as the provision for a clear guidance (in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders) and the adoption of a community legislation regulating the main issues of RFID-usage in case the effective implementation of! the existing legal framework fails.

ECP.NL sees the importance of privacy and security when it comes to consumer products in combination with RFID. This is why it started the project RFID Labelling this year. With this project, ECP.NL aims for a labelling system for The Netherlands so consumers can easily be informed when a RFID tag has been implemented into the product. This way, its easy to supply information about the type of RFID, usage and the security.

Europe-wide game standard, PEGI Online, delivers on consumer demand just three months after launch. On 17 December 2007 PEGI Online announced that just three months after the launch of PEGI Online (Pan European Game Information for Online), an ambitious system of guidelines promoting online gaming security for minors, fifteen major videogame publishers have signed up to the scheme, with more in the pipeline.PEGI Online, an offshoot of PEGI, is backed by the European Commission and by the world’s leading interactive entertainment companies who see it as a robust method of protection online. From the outset the European Commission grasped the value of the user-friendly formula allocating it a financial contribution drawn from the Safer Internet Action Plan budget line.PEGI Online is designed to offer youngsters across Europe enhanced protection from unsuitable gaming content as well as help parents understand the risks and potential for harm within the online environment. It is the videogame industry’s own initiative, an evolution of PEGI, the first ever pan-European age rating system for safe use of videogames, launched in 2003. The ambitious programme operates on a voluntary self-regulating basis and is designed to adapt to the demands of the fast changing technology.Four cornerstones define the PEGI Online scheme: a safety code and framework contract; a PEGI Online icon for display by the license holder; dedicated websites for applicants and for the general public; an independent administration to manage the scheme together with a process for advice and dispute settlement.The six point PEGI Online Safety Code (POSC) to which all PEGI Online license holders commit embraces issues such as age-rated game content, appropriate reporting mechanisms, removal of inappropriate content, a coherent privacy policy, community standards for online subscribers and a responsible advertisement policy.

Information security in Europe: ENISA.

Interesting meetings and important international developments in the field of the security of electronic communication networks and information systems: we are pleased to keep you informed about the important developments concerning ENISA.

ENISA Quarterly
The last ENISA Quarterly of 2007 is now available on-line. The main focus here will be on Secure Software. The call for articles for the new issue has already been made. This issue will be mainly focussing on Resilience of Networked Infrastructures. You can recommend articles by sending an e-mail to for Expression of Interest
Improving Resilience in European e-Communication Networks is one out of three priorities from ENISA’s Workprogram 2008. For the interpretation and development of this part ENISA has started a Call for Expression of Interest.

Via the website of ENISA you can subscribe.


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