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Belgian Court Demands that Facebook Stop Tracking Non-Members

By Mila Owen – Edited by Kayla Haran

The Belgian Privacy Commission requested a cessation order against Facebook regarding their practice of placing “datr” cookies on devices of non-Facebook users to track activity on other Facebook pages or on pages containing the “like” or “share” button. The court ruled that this tracking violates the Belgian Privacy Act because it amounts to the collection and “processing of personal data.”


Posted On Dec - 10 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Facebook not liable for discrimination against Sikhs in India

By Ann Kristin Glenster – Edited by Yaping Zhang

By dismissing Sikhs for Justice Inc.’s case against Facebook for discrimination by blocking the group’s page in India, the United District Court of Northern California maintains the neutrality of interactive online providers and exempts them from liability under Title II of the Civil Rights Act.


Posted On Dec - 3 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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.


Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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


Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Net Neutrality Developments in the European Union

By Angela Daly – Edited by Katherine Zimmerman

This contribution will consider current moves in the European Union to legislate net neutrality regulation at the regional level. The existing regulatory landscape governing Internet Service Providers in the EU will be outlined, along with net neutrality initiatives at the national level in countries such as Slovenia and the Netherlands. The new proposals to introduce enforceable net neutrality rules throughout the EU will be detailed, with comparison made to the recent FCC proposals in the US, and the extent to which these proposals can be considered adequate to advance the interests of Internet users.


Posted On Sep - 10 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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