Hi, welcome to The IT Law Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the File:Reconceptualizing Security (Bruce Schneier - TEDxPSU 10 21 2010) page.
Thanks for your message. To date we have had a prohibition on linking to external videos. There are several reasons for that:
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I have placed an item on our next admin meeting on this issue.
Thanks for the respons Mdscott. I had thought of that concern, but considered that for that particular video was not the case. I understand that there has to be a rule to keep the ship clean, so no problem.
On a similar topic, there are some good overview documents from law firms that I in practice consult to have a brief overview of national legislation. I'm thinking about such work by DLA Piper (e.g. http://www.dlapiper.com/files/Uploads/Documents/Data-Protection-Laws-of-the-World-Handbook-Second-Edition-2013.pdf), Linklaters or Baker & McKenzie. For now I have refrained from actually putting the links up, but for a practitioner they are really handy, as official sources really lack on that theme. Could you bring that up on the admin forum as well? Thanks.