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The probably-really-almost-totally final 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here! Lawyers around the world have been hunkered down, analyzing its 200-plus pages. In the “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF) provisions, not much has changed from prior drafts. Read more » about The Final Draft of Europe's "Right to Be Forgotten" Law
In October, we covered a significant case in Brooklyn federal court that tackles the hot-button issue of whether tech companies should be compelled to provide law enforcement with the ability to access information that’s protected by encryption. Read more » about CIS Joins ACLU and ACLU of Northern California in FOIA Request to Justice Department Seeking Info on Phone Unlocking Orders
On December 1, a federal court in Virginia entered partial summary judgment for music publisher BMG in BMG Rights Management v. Cox Communications, a closely watched case on the applicability of the DMCA safe harbors to a broadband Internet access provider. BMG sued Cox for contributory and vicarious infringement based on Cox users’ peer-to-peer file sharing activity. Read more » about BMG v. Cox: The High Cost of Losing Safe Harbor
Google is moving to Moscow! Not really. But Mr. Sergey Brin, the founder of Google, was born in Moscow. How does Russia ensure that Sergey 2.0 will stay in Moscow - and not flee to Mountain View? You should care. Russia's economy is over leveraged in the energy market. When oil prices drop, the Kremlin will be all the more desperate to do unwise deals for arms, among other things, to fill its coffers at the risk of longer term Russian -- and American -- stability. To keep Sergey 2.0, the Kremlin should take the following steps. Read more » about Google is moving to Moscow!
Europe’s pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) threatens free expression and access to information on the Internet. The threat comes from erasure requirements that work in ways the drafters may not have intended -- and that are not necessary to achieve the Regulation’s data protection purposes. Read more » about Series Conclusion and Summary: Intermediaries and Free Expression Under the GDPR, in Brief