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Is GDPR a good thing for EU tech companies?

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'The internet is like water, we need to help children understand how to swim'

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PERSPECTIVE

Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-05-16

Chantal Thomass: 'I design lingerie not to please men but to please women'

She shot to fame in the 1970s here in France as her first catwalk shows full of corsets, garter belts, stockings and "sexier" women's underwear catapulted her to fashion stardom. Today, more than 40 years later, she is still going strong. "Lady's stuff", she calls it: a revolution in lingerie design and a style that has changed, but also stood the test of time. We spoke to fashion design Chantal Thomass.

By Stuart NORVAL

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2018-05-21 Digital

'The internet is like water, we need to help children understand how to swim'

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on May 25. The idea is to make sure users know what data is being collected from them, plus when and how that...

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2018-05-18 India

Violence against women in India: 'A lot needs to be done to better enforce the law'

India is reeling from a rise in violent attacks on women. From 2012 to 2016, reported rapes of children more than doubled, and in the past month alone there were at least three...

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2018-05-17 Cameroon

Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom: 'LGBT rights are human rights'

The world is celebrating sexual and gender diversities on this Thursday's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Homosexuality is still a taboo issue...

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2018-05-15 Iran

Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani: 'I couldn't do my job in Iran'

As Iran continues to dominate the news agenda, with its regional dominance and nuclear programme still the subject of much international debate, we're asking: is Iranian satire...

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