A European court has taken an initial step toward invalidating the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, one of the primary means for transferring personal data of Europeans to the U.S. It adds more pressure on EU authorities and...more
Within the span of two days, both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced initiatives meant to assuage the European Union’s concerns over trans-Atlantic data flows and to secure...more
The UK data protection watchdog has said that it will give search engines like Google some time to put measures in place to respond to requests to take down links in search results.
This morning, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted five Chinese military officials on charges of computer hacking, economic espionage, and...more
Brazil’s long-debated “Internet Bill of Rights” has finally become law. The legislation, which passed the Brazilian Senate unanimously in April, is intended to secure equality of access to the Internet in Brazil—i.e., Net...more
The Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest court in the EU, declared the EU’s 2006 Data Retention Directive invalid in a judgment issued on April 8, 2014. The directive, which has been implemented via national...more
The European Parliament has finalized its version of the proposed Data Protection Regulation, which would substantially change personal data protection rules in the 31-country European Economic Area. The Parliament’s LIBE...more