Have you already made a Houseparty call? No? It’s an app, many are now getting it on to their phones in order to survive in a lockdown. And it seems to be quite successful at it.

A couple of days ago I heard my brother laughing out loud and cracking his ass off while talking over with some friends. They partied so hard, our half-deaf grandma almost woke up in the middle of the night.

He told me about the in-games Houseparty [1] offers and mentioned how the app gives away all information, including those said amongst participants on a private call. Now, that’s an assumption. And as a lawyer, I prefer to base these types of accusations on facts.

Let’s keep this article shorter than the Houseparty Privacy Policy. …


Below is an unofficial translation of chapter 3.3: New Dynamics and Separation of Power on Global Level. The third chapter as a whole concentrates on the creation process of global law. This subchapter follows the identification of global actors and aims towards a description of what we wanted the new global order to be and what we have now.

Many global legal practitioners have written about global law in terms of good global governance, i.e. a network of politically interdependent actors on a world-wide scale that emerges from disaggregated world order and creates a new network of judges, regulators (diplomats) and light years behind them the law-makers.

Today governmental bodies, non-governmental organizations, economic actors as well as other representatives from civil and scientific sector work in an interconnected, complex and perplexed way. Finding a balance between them demands a new form of power distribution, which in turn requires “the search for new legal instruments.”

When we read about past…


On June 19th, Unlawcked and SBCA hosted Gnosis, Aragon, DAOstack and MetaCartel representatives in the capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Below is a recap of the event and everything in-between.

1. I feel sLOVEnia

Companies like Bitstamp and Cashila were established in Slovenia and brought massive attention to blockchain space early on. Many fell in love with the anarchistic ideology, others were looking for a new type of investments and income. The vibrant scene with multiple projects has had an impressive impact on the local community, and although small on the map, Slovenia has a great heart and even bigger crypto savvy community. …


Last week, Caribbean Blockchain Network (CBN) and Dgov Foundation network — both exploring and seeking opportunities for people to learn more about the emergent technologies, build their own DAOs and create cohesive complex systems — hosted an incredibly well attended workshop at Trinidad & Tobago University in Port of Spain. We’ll recap the story and cover potential future aspects.

1. KICK-OFF

Trinidad and Tobago welcomes you with the utmost inspirational national motto:

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_symbols_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago#/media/File:Coat_of_arms_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago.svg

Above mentioned slogan was established by the Prime Minister Dr. Eric Williams, when Trinidad and Tobago achieved its independence in 1962. A few decades…


There was a hypothesis lingering at the back of my head, claiming all blockchains should be regarded as the Common Human Heritage. Below is an attempt to describe the rest of it.

I’ve read some CleanApp’s articles about Law and Governance a hundred times, and I’ve always wanted to add we need a regime for utilization of blockchain the same way we once needed a special regime for the deep seabed, Antartic or for example the lunar regolith. The analogies are appealing! And this is exciting.

Three chapters below folks: (1) Analogies, (2) Regime, and (3) Exposure. The last chapter addresses issues such as responsibilities, authorization and supervision, signaling, liability, and jurisdiction. The list is not exhaustive.

Brace yourself, we’re about to start.

1. ANALOGIES

All three areas or legal dimensions mentioned above (deep seabed, Antarctic and outer space) are…


On 8th of November EOS Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF) issued an Arbitration Ruling and published the following synopsis:

Above ruling lifted quite some dust and triggered countless debates about legitimacy, legal acceptance, validation, jurisdiction, etc. This ruling is first of a kind and the language is rather poor (or perhaps this is the standard within the EOS community as neither the above ruling nor EOS Constitution remarkably impresses the lawyers).

As the dust will settle and people will soon forget about this ruling, I hope the following introduction to arbitration will help understand the legalise better. This article will address 5 points; we’re starting with the ‘’Why?’’ question and continue with the rules referring to an arbitration…


The last-minute implementations of the new regulation have set an apprehensive attitude among companies, which is reasonable if we consider the severe consequences of breaching the GDPR.

The happenings after GDPR launch have been lively. (Source: Pixabay)

Now that the dust has settled it’s time for a reality check. In this blog we’re focusing on the facts regarding the number of complaints, legislative adjustments, codes of conducts and other cybersecurity standards the GDPR doesn’t cover.

A rise in complaints

A quick follow-up for the lawyers. NOYB (None of your business), a non-profit organisation established by Max Schrems, who has previously advocated and campaigned against Facebook and other tech giants for alleged privacy violations, has challenged some of the largest players in the market within the first 48h of the GDPR coming into force. NOYB requests that fines are imposed on Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and Instagram, yet their vision is much broader! Not only do they want to make a ‘’privacy rating’’, they want to expand and diversify to include other digital rights (e.g. net neutrality), related consumer rights (e.g…


His words convinced me that politics is not just a dirty game people play, but also a game-changer. He’ll continue to inspire me and many others to reach further while coming closer together.

Need I apologise for my choice of subject? Some may say it belongs to the realm of exotics of law. Some may ask: Why deal with issues so remote when there are so many much closer to us still awaiting a solution? Why reach so far? — Judge Manfred Lachs (1964, Opening lecture on Space Law).

We have to understand our surroundings in order to understand ourselves. We owe no apologies, we do owe explanations. Many are still baffled when it comes to what I really do. …


In our previous post, we outlined why informed consent is so important in the digital age. Put simply, without it we don’t even have a sliver of a clue what happens to our data once it leaves our phones, tablets and PCs. In this follow-up post, we’ll break down when consent is needed and its characteristics as defined by the GDPR.

Since the beginning of May, we’ve received countless notifications and kind reminders that the senders have changed their Privacy policies. To some extent, your Inbox might now look like a desperate ex-boyfriend is asking you not to leave. All jokes aside, GDPR brings clear standards when it comes to which “ex-boyfriend” is able to collect, process and transfer your data.

It introduces the term data subjects (an identified or identifiable person that produces data) and sets the legal foundations for why, when, what, how and who can lawfully process your data.

Six bases for legal data processing

Lawfulness is the key and put simply, it means…


GDPR will soon become fully effective and it’s going to shake up a lot of things concerning data gathering and processing. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the requirement to give explicit consent for such activities.

To shed some light on GDPR we’ll be publishing two blog posts on this topic. In them we’ll break down into simple terms why giving consent is important and how it is employed by the GDPR (don’t worry, we won’t bore you to death). After you finish reading, we hope that you’ll have a better understanding of why consent is needed to process our personal data, how we should give such consent and what the conditions are that indicate that our agreement was obtained in a proper manner.

Remember the words of Bill Gates?

‘’The first rule of any technology…

Anja Blaj

Sometimes I put things in writing.

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