It is always nice to hear from former students who have done well, to me it is one of the great perks of academia. Elisabeth Quillatre and Jean-Baptiste Thomas run a site on French Cyberlaw, and they have translated a report by the French data protection authority with regards to targetted online advertising. This makes for an interesting read because the French authorities seem to be clued-in to the potential adverse implications of the intrusiveness of online advertising. The report recommends the adoption of a code of conduct by advertisers, as well as hinting that an opt-in approach should be taken.

The English version of the report can be found here.

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