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In a recent op-ed, author Evgeny Morozov claims that we tend to think of privacy in terms of control over personal information rather than power or influence. “The privacy debate, incapacitated by misplaced pragmatism, defines privacy as individual control over information flows,” writes Morozov. Instead we should be thinking of how and why powerful institutions use data to nudge us toward their own economic and political ends. Read more » about Everyone Knows Privacy Is About Power. Now What?
The decision in the Microsoft case has the potential to have significant effects on the way that foreign users' data is handled in the US. However, this is no time to become hysterical about what this does or does not mean for user rights. This quick note unpacks some of the assertions that are being made about the implications of the case. Read more » about USA v. Microsoft: what the decision does and doesn't mean
The European Union Committee of the UK Parliament released a report on the implications of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent Google Spain decision: "EU Data Protection Law: a 'Right to be Forgotten'?". Read more » about UK Parliament's Committee Labelled the "Right to be Forgotten" as Misguided and Unworkable
Singapore Parliament just passed an anti-piracy amendment to its Copyright Act, which aims to block “flagrantly infringing online location” such as The Pirate Bay and KickAssTorrent. Read more » about Singapore’s Amended Anti-Piracy Copyright Act Enables Streamlined Site-Blocking
As reported here, on June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered Google to block a website worldwide in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack. Later, Google applied for leave to appeal the decision and for an order staying the enforcement of the order. Read more » about British Columbia Court of Appeal Refuses to Stay Enforcement in Equustek Solutions v. Google
It’s not straightforward being a law enforcement officer in the UK in 2014. I often think of how different my working existence is to that of my great-grandfather, also in law enforcement, but working in a small Scottish village in the late 19th Century. The highlight of Constable Taylor’s 30-year career was once catching a burglar. Read more » about Reflections on the UK's DRIP Act