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  • International Justice Day Round-Up II: Bemba, the Crime of Aggression, and More Justice for Chile

    Author(s): 
    Beth Van Schaack
    Publication Date: 
    July 19, 2016
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    This is Part II of an International Justice Day Top-10 Round Up.  Part I—which discussed the recent judgment against Hissène Habré in the Extraordinary African Chambers, the consequences (vel non) of recent travel of President Al-Bashir to ICC States Parties, and the Open Society Justice Initiative’s finding that crimes against humanity have been committed in Mexico—is here.

  • After Apple VS. FBI, GOP Evades Encryption Question

    Date published: 
    July 19, 2016

    "Riana Pfefferkorn, the cryptography fellow at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, told BuzzFeed News that it’s become standard for both parties to talk about a balance between privacy and law enforcement needs, without taking a real position on encryption.

    “The most troublesome part of this is where it seems to characterize encryption as being, in and of itself, a weapon that can be used ‘to harm us,’” she said. “Given the crucial role of strong encryption in the modern economy, calling encryption a ‘weapon’ is a framing we can’t afford to return to.”"

  • Google: Requests for data rose in second half of 2015

    Date published: 
    July 18, 2016

    "In a blog post, Richard Salgado, Google’s legal director for law enforcement and information security, praised the recent adoption of the Privacy Shield agreement between the United States and the European Union. He also highlighted the Judicial Redress Act, which extends certain privacy protections to citizens of some foreign countries.

  • International Justice Day Round-Up I: Habre, Bashir Travel, Crimes Against Humanity in Mexico

    Author(s): 
    Beth Van Schaack
    Publication Date: 
    July 18, 2016
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    The field of international criminal justice has witnessed a number of important developments this spring and summer—enough to merit a proverbial top-ten list. In honor of International Justice Day on July 17th (whose official tag is #JusticeMatters), this three-part series provides background and analysis of some key judgments, jurisprudential developments, and events.

  • Microsoft Wins Landmark Email Privacy Case

    Date published: 
    July 18, 2016

    "Omer Tene, VP of research and education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), welcomed the ruling as a “resounding affirmation of the endurance of privacy in an age marked by constant data transfers in the cloud, Internet of Things and big data applications.”

    “The Court held that even in the cloud, data physically resides on servers in a specific geography, and that government cannot compel a service provider to reach over national borders to deliver data at the expense of customer privacy,” he added."

  • Tim Berners-Lee slams “manipulative tactics” of telcos on net neutrality

    Date published: 
    July 18, 2016

    "Net neutrality fans are encouraged to add their own personal thoughts to the statement and to “speak from the heart.” The campaign claims that “fast lanes for the highest bidder,” would mean everyone else will end up in a “slow lane,” and also urges BEREC to close loopholes such as “zero-rating or class-based traffic management.”

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