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EU Court of Justice Hears Oral Arguments in Facebook Privacy Case

By Sheri Pan – Edited by Anton Ziajka

The Court of Justice of the European Union heard oral arguments in a case challenging the legality of transfers of European data to U.S. companies like Facebook. The complaint alleges that, in light of the Snowden leaks of the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program, the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement does not comply with EU Directive 95/46, which requires EU member states to ensure that data is being transferred to a country that provides an “adequate level of protection” for the data.

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Posted On Apr - 1 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules on Protecting and Promoting Open Internet

By Shuli Wang – Edited by Yaping Zhang

Two weeks after voting on regulating broadband Internet service as a public utility, on March 12, the Federal Communications Commission (”FCC”) released a document (the FCC Order and Rules) on net neutrality, which reclassifies high-speed Internet as a telecommunications service rather than an information service, thus subjecting Internet service providers (ISPs) as common carrier to regulations under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. The purpose of the new rules is to ensure the free flow of bits through the web without paid-for priority lanes and blocking or throttling of any web content.

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Posted On Mar - 23 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Wikimedia Sues NSA for Upstream Surveillance

By Paulius Jurcys – Edited by Sarah O’Loughlin

Wikimedia Foundation filed a suit against the NSA challenging the constitutionality of upstream surveillance programs, which allow the NSA to communicate by Americans and persons abroad. The claim, which was joined by eight other human rights organizations, challenges NSA’s actions as violations of the First and Fourth Amendments of the US Constitution.

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Posted On Mar - 23 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Patrick Gallagher

FCC Announces New Net Neutrality Rules

CIA and DOJ May Face Litigation over “Dirtbox” Cell Spying Technology

Apple Moves to Dismiss or Transfer Lawsuit Against A123 Systems

Rhode Island Attorney General Files Revenge Porn Bill

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Posted On Mar - 17 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Ken Winterbottom

Judicial Watch Sues to Reveal Clinton Emails

Six Figure Judgment in Suit Against “Revenge Porn” Webmaster

Dozens of Cybercriminals Arrested in U.K. “Strike Week” 

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Posted On Mar - 11 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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