March 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An administrative court in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, issued a temporary injunction Wednesday ordering the country's telecommunication authority (TIB) to lift its ban on the use of the social media website Twitter. The ban on Twitter was imposed last week under orders from Prime Minister ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 9, 2006, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a ruling that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could require broadband Internet companies and Internet phone service providers to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Egypt's National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) on Thursday appealed a court order banning YouTube because it features the controversial film Innocence of Muslims. The film, which sparked violent protests throughout the Middle East last year, depicts the Prophet Mohammad as a ...[read more]
February 9, 2013
by Max Slater
Egypt's administrative court ordered the country's National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) on Friday to block YouTube because it carried the controversial amateur film Innocence of Muslims. The amateur film sparked violent protests in the Middle East last year for portraying the ...[read more]
February 21, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On February 21, 2008, US President George W. Bush called for an extension of the Protect America Act, including a provision of retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies involved in the National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless surveillance program. The law's expiration followed months ...[read more]
December 28, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 28, 2005, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a ruling upholding a decision from the US District Court for the District of Minnesota that internet telephone service providers should be categorized as "information services" rather than "telecommunications" subject to ...[read more]
September 2, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 2, 2009, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada's Internet Hate Speech law unconstitutionally violated the right to free expression. The law, section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, proscribed individuals or groups from "communicattelephonically or to cause to be so ...[read more]
August 16, 2011
by Edward SanFilippo
Patricia Rogosch, a research assistant for the EU Project CONSENT Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law, argues that the Facebook facial recognition feature violates European data protection laws because it was introduced without notifying users and requires users to opt ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 28, 2010, the EU agreed to give the US access to information from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in order to track the finances of suspected terrorists. In order to protect privacy on the interbank money transfer system, the US agreed to allow ...[read more]
June 20, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 20, 2008, the US House of Representatives amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to include a provision granting retroactive immunity to telecommunication companies that participated in the National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless surveillance program. Although ...[read more]

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