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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

Senate passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

By Frederick Ding — Edited by Yunnan Jiang

On October 27, 2015, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which enables companies to share cyber threat indicators with each other and the federal government, and immunizes them from liability for sharing under the act. Tech companies and journalists have vocally expressed opposition to the act, which may enable companies to share users’ personal information.

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Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Suyoung Jang – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

SEC approves crowdfunding of startups

Bill introduced to criminalize warrantless use of “stingrays”

Newly introduced bill forces UK ISPs to keep a record of Web browsing history for a year

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

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By David Nathaniel Tan – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

Patent Holders’ Choice of Forum Under Siege

Property vs. Privacy: Shooting Down Drones

United Kingdom Re-introduces Surveillance Bill

Full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Released

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

California Paves the Way with New Privacy Laws

By Ann Kristin Glenster – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

California’s newest digital privacy rights bill shifts the state’s legal framework closer to Europe’s more stringent data protection standards.

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