Clingendael: WikiLeaks harms Diplomacy

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During a seminar at Institute Clingendael (Netherlands Institute of International Relations) yesterday, experts concluded that the revealing of embassy cables by WikiLeaks has harmed international diplomacy. At the same time it was noted that, surprisingly,  the consequences of the revelations could have been worse. According to Jan Melissen, head of the department for diplomatic studies, diplomats are hindered by the the revelations, whereas diplomacy should be a regulating mechanisme in international relations.

Safety-expert Ko Colijn stated that the publication of confidential information, for instance on strategically important locations in the Netherlands or names of informants, is plainly harmful. He warned for obsessively declaring transparency as the highest good or summum bonum.

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Editor Intelink says:(2012-10-02 10:49:19)

“Een kwaliteitsslag voor school, student en stagebedrijf” Het herkennen en correct behandelen van bedrijfsvertrouwelijke informatie. Het programma speelt tevens doeltreffend in op de sterk toenemende behoefte aan Social Media Integriteit van stag...

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Danny Lieberman says:(2011-05-09 13:35:04)

As one of the pioneers in DLP - data loss prevention and an active thought leader in the field since 2003 - it is typical for people who discover that the emperor is naked to take knee jerk reactions. IT and HR procedures are part of a set of data...

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Rachel McShelley says:(2011-03-31 10:01:15)

Blijft helaas onduidelijk waarom BitDefender dit opvallend en vooral ook een beveiligingsrisico vindt.

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