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European Court of Justice Invalidates Key Part of U.S.-E.U. “Safe Harbor” Agreement

By Danielle Kehl – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated a key part of the transatlantic “Safe Harbor” agreement, which over 4000 American technology companies rely on to operate in Europe without violating E.U. privacy laws. The ruling could have a significant impact on American business.

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Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Mila Owen – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

Senate CISA Debates End

The FDA CDRH released its Regulatory Science Priorities for 2016

Germany requires all Internet companies to make metadata available to its law enforcement agencies

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The Global Corporate Citizen:  Responding to International Law Enforcement Requests for Online User Data 

By Kate Westmoreland – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

This paper analyses the law controlling when U.S.-based providers can provide online user data to foreign governments. The focus is on U.S. law because U.S. dominance of internet providers means that U.S. laws affect a large number of global users. The first half of this paper outlines the legal framework governing these requests. The second half highlights the gaps in the law and how individual companies’ policies fill these gaps.

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Google Refuses to Expand the Right to be Forgotten

By Leonidas Angelakos – Edited by Henry Thomas

Last Thursday, Google announced its refusal to comply with a June 2015 right-to-be-forgotten order issued by a French regulatory agency. The tech giant called the order, which demanded that it remove qualifying links from all Google search results, not just those on its European domains,  “a troubling development that risks serious chilling effects on the web.”

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German Commission Orders Facebook to Allow Fake Names

By Annie Woodworth – Edited by Ariane Moss

Last Tuesday, the Hamburg Data Protection Authority, a German regulatory body, ordered Facebook to lift its policy prohibiting users from choosing pseudonyms. Although there was some dispute over whether the order applied to Facebook, the social media giant agreed to change the policy and issued an apology.

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