Listed below are all the new items published on the site (most recent first)
- Internet ‘Giants’ and Extremism on the Web 25/08/2016
The Home Affairs Committee has published a new report which says that social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are ‘consciously failing’ to combat the use of their sites to promote terrorism and killings and that these networks have become ‘the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism’.
- SCL survey on data storage: “In-House Lawyers: Do you know if your Company has an email deletion policy?” 16/08/2016
SCL is inviting in-house lawyers to take part in a short survey
- 1 August is Privacy Shield Day 01/08/2016
Whatever the doubts about its long-term future, the Privacy Shield is officially available for use from 1 August.
- Advocate General’s Opinion in Data Retention Cases 19/07/2016
The Opinion of the Advocate General in the conjoined cases which include the ‘Davis/Watson case’ has now been published. In sum, he thinks that you can retain if proper safeguards are in place.
- Directive on Accessibility 18/07/2016
The EU Council has now accepted the public sector web accessibility directive
- EU Antitrust Action: Anti-Google Again 14/07/2016
The EU Commission has revealed that it has sent Statements of Objections to Google alleging that its comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rules
- EU-US Privacy Shield Adopted 12/07/2016
The European Commission has launched the EU-US Privacy Shield, claiming that it provides ‘stronger protection for transatlantic data flows’. There has been immediate criticism of its effectiveness.
- Blocking Injunctions and Trade Marks: Court of Appeal Cartier Judgment 07/07/2016
The Court of Appeal has held that blocking injunctions affecting ISPs may be appropriate to protect trade mark owners.
- Digital Economy Bill Published 05/07/2016
The full text of the Digital Economy Bill was published on 5 July
- eIDAS Day 01/07/2016
A new regulation takes effect on 1 July
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