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Microsoft's challenge to the US warrant for customer data that is stored in Ireland raises issues that are important for every individual who uses online products and cares about how access to their data is governed. It also has implications for all tech and telco companies that store user data across jurisdictions. This note unpacks some of these issues and calls for a more nuanced debate. Read more » about Whose laws control your data? The implications of the Microsoft search warrant challenge
A few days ago, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued an order requiring Google to remove websites from its worldwide index in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack. Read more » about Canadian Court Forces Google to Delist Websites Worldwide
Recently, an Advocate General with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down an opinion in Technische Universität Darmstadt v Eugen Ulmer KG stating that European libraries may digize individual books in their collection without permission from the rightholders. Read more » about European Libraries Don't Need Permission to Digitize Books in Their Collection, Says Advocate General of the ECJ
Today, the Hong Kong Government introduced the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 into the Legislative Council to revise Hong Kong’s copyright law so as to “keep pace with technological and overseas developments.” Read more » about Hong Kong Government Introduces Copyright Bill Providing a “Safe Harbor” for OSPs for Copyright Infringement
Today, the Eleventh Circuit rejected the exceedingly common law enforcement practice of warrantlessly tracking suspects’ physical location using cell phone tower data. The opinion, United States v. Davis, is both welcome and overdue. Defendants who have and will be physically tracked without a warrant have new legal support to challenge that surveillance. Read more » about Eleventh Circuit Says No to Warrantless Cell Tracking, Calls Other Metadata Programs Into Question
Road Vehicle Automation, which was inspired by the Transportation Research Board's eponymous 2013 workshop at Stanford, collects a variety of public, private, and academic perspectives on this nascent transportation revolution. Read more » about New Book: Road Vehicle Automation