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]
July 17, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern Wednesday over the widespread lack of transparency in governmental digital surveillance practices. The High Commissioner criticized a lack of accountability in both targeted and broad scope surveillance and condemned the practice ...[read more]
July 10, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Camara de Diputados, the lower house of Mexico's Congress, voted on Wednesday to approve strict reforms limiting dominant telecommunications and television companies. After 20 hours of debate, lawmakers passed the measure, which would force companies controlling over 50 percent of the market ...[read more]
May 5, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell to determine what it means to satisfy the Telecommunications Act's "in writing" requirement. The court shall determine whether a state or local government document determining that an application to place, ...[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]
December 11, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Sprint Communications, Inc. v. Jacobs that the federal court did not have to delay proceedings while a similar state court proceeding was ongoing. The case dealt with the application of Younger v. Harris where state regulations affect telephone-via-internet ...[read more]
December 9, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Beijing prosecutors on Monday said that they received from police a letter of recommendation to bring charges against Xu Zhiyong for disrupting public order. Xu was arrested in August for organizing demonstrations and campaigning for Chinese officials to reveal their wealth, in an attempt to ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Chinese activist and lawyer Xu Zhiyong was arrested by Chinese authorities on Wednesday on suspicion of having "gathered crowds to disrupt public order." Xu, a law lecturer at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and founder of the Open Constitution Initiative (Gongmeng), was ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission on Wednesday lifted the country's ban against YouTube. The website has been banned since September, after an anti-Islam movie appeared on the site. The movie, titled Innocence of Muslims, is a spoof film that characterizes the Prophet ...[read more]

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