09.20.21

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Formally Challenging the EPO and Microsoft for Apparent Efforts to Suppress Reporting With Evidence of Crimes, Including Violations of EPO Data Protection Guidelines

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO: What are you looking at? You think I do oversight?
The Administrative Council has been largely complicit; it’s more like an instrument of facilitation, legitimisation and collusion rather than oversight

Summary: The largest cross-institutional European den of corruption, the EPO, will be hearing from lawyers and hopefully from public officials too. The criminal behaviour is long overdue for review and the Administrative Council too should be investigated (for repeatedly abetting this behaviour, for personal gain).

IN yesterday's post we mentioned how EPO management nowadays uses “cloudwashing” tactics to pretend that outsourcing EPO data to Microsoft (American firm, spying firm) is somehow acceptable, even lawful. EPO managers know they’re lying, maybe they even receive kick-backs to lie about it. Maybe. It happens a lot with Microsoft and judging by attempts to suppress our publication it seems highly probable that the stakes are very high. They resort even to greenwashing! What next? Clouds, windmills, and rainbows?

“They resort even to greenwashing!”Either way, we’re keeping under the wraps (for now) potential legal action. For those who want the hard material, or pertinent underlying evidence (including moving of the goalposts by the Administrative Council after our publication), the following documents are included:

1. Old EPO Data Protection Guidelines [PDF] introduced (unilaterally) by Benoît Battistelli in 2014 (for comparison).

2. Proposal document [PDF] for new Data Protection Guidelines CA/26/21 (and a companion document (CA/26/21 Corr. 1) with some minor corrections [PDF]).

3. The decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 5/21 adopting the proposal of CA/26/21. [PDF]

“They moreover attempt to retroactively justify or ‘legalise’ their illegal acts.”The cover-up or ‘mop-up’ by the Administrative Council is noteworthy. They’ve long been complicit, so they want to brush all this stuff under a rug or a carpet somewhere. They moreover attempt to retroactively justify or ‘legalise’ their illegal acts.

The documents relating to the new Data Protection Guidelines can be accessed via the official Web site of the Administrative Council. If you set the year of publication to “2021″, they will appear in the list.

Seeing the repeated efforts to stop our publication, we’re moreover exploring legal action against those whose crimes have been subjected to gags/censorship. It goes well beyond Techrights and we need to end this Mafia-like culture. Once and for all

“This sort of culture, wherein gangsters disguise themselves as professionals and managers (lacking relevant skills but wearing the right ‘costumes’, equipped with buzzwords and prepared statements), must end.”Suffice to say, the EPO has many other privacy-related scandals, as well as other types of scandals, but it is hiding behind the veil of diplomatic immunity. Thousands of EPO workers are eager to put an end to these severe abuses, which European media deliberately overlooks because of SLAPP. They already sent several law firms after me to intimidate and threaten me.

Over the next few days we will transparently deposit evidence and lodge a formal complaint with relevant public officials. This sort of culture, wherein gangsters disguise themselves as professionals and managers (lacking relevant skills but wearing the right ‘costumes’, equipped with buzzwords and prepared statements), must end.

As the old adage goes: António Campinos, you’ll be hearing from lawyers soon (not yours)…

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