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"Indeed, as Europe is pushing for more and more use of platforms to censor, it's important that someone gets them to understand how these plans almost inevitably backfire. Daphne Keller at Stanford recently submitted a comment to the EU about its plan, noting just how badly demands for censorship of "illegal content" can turn around and do serious harm. Read more about How Government Pressure Has Turned Transparency Reports From Free Speech Celebrations To Censorship Celebrations
"Omer Tene, vice-president of research and education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, agreed the review needs to look at how Privacy Shield is working in reality.
"The EU will no doubt take a hard and close look at the deployment of Privacy Shield on the ground, including not only adherence by companies and oversight by the FTC, but also checks on government surveillance under the new US administration," Tene said." Read more about Grab your popcorn: The first annual Privacy Shield review is go
"“It’s so easy to point to the need for internet companies to do more that that becomes a real rallying cry,” says Daphne Keller, the director of Intermediary Liability at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, and a former associate general counsel to Google. “In European lawmaking, they don’t have very good tech advice on what’s really possible. Read more about In terror fight, tech companies caught between US and European ideals
"“If companies start taking data management seriously, they will create a positive response loop that will enhance trust in the digital economy,” says Omer Tene, vice president of research at the IAPP. This is what the ICO, MRS and IAPP, as well as the EU hope, that this legislation will lead to good information governance and install confidence among consumers to continue sharing data." Read more about EU data regulation will govern the UK despite Brexit
""[They have] this idea that privacy is something that's quite central, that it could be thought of in terms of if property rights," said Indiana University associate professor Scott Shackelford, who teaches cybersecurity law. "Having privacy be the starting point and carving out free speech."
The U.S. does the reverse, Shackelford said. Free speech is paramount, and privacy protections are carved out as exceptions. Read more about The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU
"Legal experts offered several reasons why companies aren’t embracing Privacy Shield, including the possibility that it, too, will be invalidated. “There is a legal uncertainty of the future of this arrangement because we saw what happened with Safe Harbor,” saidOmer Tene, vice president of research at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Read more about Multinational Companies Remain Wary of U.S.-EU Data-Transfer Pact
"Omer Tene, VP of Research and Education at the IAPP, suggested in an interview with SCMagazine.com that companies may be disinclined to jump through the regulatory hoops required for Privacy Shield certification, with the looming prospect of the courts finding this policy lacking as they did with Safe Harbor. “Companies might be thinking… it may not be worth going through the exercise to begin with,” said Tene. Read more about Survey: 34% of privacy pros expect their companies to certify under Privacy Shield
"“Based on a preliminary reading of the text, this is a triumph for the European digital rights movement,” Thomas Lohninger, a leading net neutrality activist who helped spearhead the SaveTheInternet.eu campaign, said in a statement. Read more about Open Internet Advocates Claim Victory in Europe Net Neutrality Fight
"The neutrality struggle seemed too close to call just a few months ago when BEREC published draft guidelines on how the rules might be implemented by EU member states in June, and then, taking a leaf out of the FCC playbook, launched a public consultation harvesting nearly half a million responses, most of them presumably pro neutrality. Read more about BEREC nails down its Net Neutrality guidelines - is that the end of the tired old debate?