February 18, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Privacy advocates in the Netherlands on Wednesday urged the District Court of The Hague to issue a preliminary injunction and declare unconstitutional the nation's data-retention law. The law, enacted in 2009, allows the Dutch government to retain telephone and Internet data of citizens for up to ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday struck down an EU-wide law that stipulates how private data must be collected and stored. The ECJ ruled the collection of traffic and location data via the Data Retention Directive by public electronic service companies "interferes in a particularly ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Google announced on Wednesday that it filed an appeal of a USD $205,000 fine imposed by the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) for violating French data protection laws. The CNIL imposed the fine on Google last week after the company failed to act on the Commission's order ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) on Thursday stated that Google is in violation of the country's data protection act. For a website to comply with the country's data protection act, it must have the "unambiguous" consent of users when using their personal information. Unambiguous consent ...[read more]
November 20, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Regional Court of Berlin on Tuesday held that 25 of Google's privacy policies and terms of service violate Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG), Germany's data protection law. The case against Google was filed by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV), which challenged 13 privacy ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An EU Parliament Committee on Tuesday approved broad legislation aimed at providing greater data protection for Internet users in the wake of the revelation of the US National Security Agency (NSA) PRISM program. If passed, the legislation would empower Internet users to demand that companies with ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An advocate general for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released an advisory opinion Tuesday finding that EU data protection law does not require Google and other Internet search companies to withdraw sensitive data from search indices even when found to be harmful. In November 2009 a Spanish ...[read more]
May 6, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On May 6, 2011, two congressmen, Edward Markey and Joe Barton, released a draft of legislation they aimed to introduce in the US House of Representatives; the bill would have prevented companies from tracking the Internet activity of minors without parental consent. The congressmen introduced the ...[read more]
November 3, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 3, 2010, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found that Google UK violated the country's Data Protection Act by collecting personal information from unsecured wireless networks using Google Street View data-collecting cars. The ICO required Google to implement company ...[read more]

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