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Congresswoman Speier’s Revenge Pornography Bill: Crossing the First Amendment Line?

On July 14, 2016, Congresswoman Speier proposed the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, a bill designed to make revenge pornography a federal crime punishable with up to five years in prison. Although the current version is narrower in scope than previous iterations, there are still some concerns that this bill violates the First Amendment’s right to free speech.

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Posted On Jul - 25 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

U.S. and E.U. officials formally approved the “Privacy Shield” this week, a new agreement governing the transfer of data between Europe and the United States. The final adoption of the transatlantic agreement comes after several years of negotiations, which were accelerated last October when the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) invalidated a key part of the U.S.-E.U. “Safe Harbor,” an agreement that had previously enabled American companies to transfer data from the European Union without running afoul of its stricter privacy laws.

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Posted On Jul - 17 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

On June 29, 2016, the Belgian Court of Appeals reversed the Belgian Court of First Instance’s order prohibiting Facebook from tracking non-users in Belgium and imposing a daily € 250,000 fine for noncompliance. The Appeals Court found the lower court erred in exercising jurisdiction over Facebook, whose European operations are headquartered in Ireland. The lower court found Facebook Belgium’s activities “inextricably linked” to Facebook Ireland, which allowed jurisdiction under EU law.

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Posted On Jul - 12 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

EU and US Authorities Agree to Stronger Data Protection for Transatlantic Data Flows

By Tim Saviola – Edited by Ariane Moss

The European Commission and the United States have agreed on a new Privacy Shield to better protect European consumers. Under the new scheme, new data protection obligations will be implemented for US companies working with European citizen’s data, and a more robust enforcement mechanism is available to process complaints. The details are set to be enacted into law by June, but have met criticism for not going far enough to protect Europeans.

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Posted On Apr - 19 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Georgia House of Representatives Proposes Bill to Regulate Drone Use

By Felicia (Feiran) Chen – Edited by Colette Ghazarian

A number of Georgia state legislators have proposed a bill to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft. If passed, the new law would impose criminal penalties for the capturing of images using drones under certain circumstances.

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