August 30, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior on Friday published its revised proposal for a new IT security law. The draft law seeks to protect the privacy of German citizens and improve the IT security of companies operating in the country by imposing new minimum security requirements on ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A judge in the southern Iranian province of Fars on Tuesday ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court regarding complaints that his company's Instagram and Whatsapp applications have violated individuals' privacy. The Iranian Students' News Agency quoted Iranian Internet ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Senate of Brazil on Tuesday passed a bill that puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in the country. The law also eliminates Internet service providers' liability for content published by their users and requires providers to remove offensive materials following ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday approved legislation to heighten Internet restrictions, granting the country's telecommunications authority the ability to block websites or remove content without the court's approval. While Gul and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
Turkey's Parliament on Wednesday approved legislation to heighten Internet restrictions, granting the country's telecommunications authority the ability to block websites or remove content without the court's approval. Amid claims that this is an act of censorship, government officials have ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Maxwell Slackman, George Mason University School of Law Class of 2014 discusses US Internet privacy standards, the economic ramifications of national security leaks and why the US should compete for foreign Internet consumers... Edward Snowden's recent leaks exposing the ...[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]
February 18, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The French data protection agency Commission nationale de l'nformatique et des libertes (CNIL) said Monday that EU data protection agencies intend to take action against Google and investigate the Internet company's failure to comply with EU privacy laws. In October, after several months of ...[read more]
December 23, 2012
by Sarah Posner
An Italian appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of three Google executives for violating Italian privacy laws by posting a video on Google of a handicapped child being bullied. Google was "delighted" to see the convictions overturned and uncertainty over the effects of Italian privacy ...[read more]
November 17, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
A federal judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday approved the $22.5 million fine levied by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google for Google's alleged privacy misrepresentations concerning Apple's Safari internet browser. Google agreed earlier ...[read more]

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