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Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)

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)

France: DailyMotion Pays Damages for Late Removal of Infringing Materials

Recently, the Paris Court of Appeals handed down a decision awarding €1.3M in damages to the French commercial TV broadcaster TF1 against DailyMotion, which failed its duty of promptly removing infringing materials from its platform. However, the Court stated that DailyMotion enjoys limitation of liability as a hosting provider and is not required to proactively monitor users' infringing activities.
 

EU Data Protection Authority Adopts Guidelines on the Implementation of the Right to be Forgotten

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

Sound Policy Based on a Strong Legal Foundation: My Response to President Obama's Net Neutrality Plan

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

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