Google moves to 9 months, after cutting from indefinitely to 18 months. The Commission wants anonymisation of data after 6 months.
Interview with Kirk Dawes, the ex-cop who mediates between Birmingham gangs. Good to know that mediation is an option. Worrying to know that government funding is under threat. Leads to me wondering whether we need mediators to work between governments and “international terrorist groups”?? Job spec anyone?
Fortune article courtesy of CNN on Putin and his St. Petersburg associates. Basically the article grudgingly admits that Yeltsin and his mates were an economic disaster and Putin’s boys have improved things. Now, however, their nationalism may start to scare off further investment. They have cleaned out the oligarchs, but the oligarchs were in bed with foreign firms and the renegotiation of deals such as the one with BP is causing concern. Corruption under Yeltsin and Putin are different, but still corruption.
Not sure that this is organised crime or terrorism yet, but it’s distinctly problematic! A harbinger of things to come and a new phase in the development of Latin American conflict? Who is funding what here?
Short article from Moscow Times that I suspect has mammoth implications. Investigative Committee of Prosecutor’s Office in Russia may move to Ministry of Justice and absorb investigative branch of Ministry of Interior. Suppose this is someone flying a kite. But watch this space.