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In Balancing the First Amendment and Preventing Sex Trafficking, First Circuit Holds in Favor of Free Speech

By Yaping Zhang – Edited by Danielle Kehl

The First Circuit unanimously affirmed the dismissal of the claims of three victims of child sex trafficking against the website through which they had been prostituted. The court’s decision was based in the 1996 Communications Decency Act, under which a websites are not typically treated as the publisher or speaker of content posted on the site by others, and cannot be held liable for that content.

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Posted On Apr - 4 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

France Fines Google Over Global Right to be Forgotten

By Kayla Haran – Edited by Ariane Moss

A French regulator fined Google €100,000, claiming the tech giant had insufficiently complied with a 2014 decision by the European Court of Justice regarding the right to be forgotten. Google maintains that it acted properly, and plans to appeal the fine.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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