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As Congress winds down for the holidays, it delivers yet another lump of coal for the American people.
Contained in the 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act is a provision quietly inserted by the US Senate (just prior to voting) that authorizes the “acquisition, retention, and dissemination” of all communications data from U.S. citizens without a court order and then transferred to law enforcement for criminal investigations. Read more » about Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)
On November 26, 2014, the European data protection authorities (DPAs) assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) adopted guidelines on the implementation of the judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the right to be forgotten. These guidelines contain the common interpretation of the ECJ’s ruling. They also include the common criteria to be used by the national DPAs when addressing complaints. Read more » about EU Data Protection Authority Adopts Guidelines on the Implementation of the Right to be Forgotten
Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it. The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient points emerged that are worth commenting on. Read more » about PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC. Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I only anticipate being able to attend 2 or 3 of them, but will provide brief summaries of their salient points. Read more » about PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
This morning, President Obama announced his plan to protect the open Internet and urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt strong net neutrality rules based on Title II of the Communications Act. Read more » about Sound Policy Based on a Strong Legal Foundation: My Response to President Obama's Net Neutrality Plan
As reported, UK courts issued over the last few year a series of orders requiring access providers to block access to websites infringing copyright pursuant to Section 97A of the UK Copyright Act. Read more » about Cartier vs BSkyB: UK Judge Orders ISPs to Block Websites Infringing Trademarks for the First Time in Europe