EC MEPs Respond to Gag Orders

The European Commission has been accused of barring journalist access to discussions at the LIBE committee whenever US data issues are on the table. In-camera sessions are not open to the public and places MEPs under the threat of sanctions should they discuss the issue outside the room. The latest in-camera session took place on December 11, 2014 and led to a minor protest at the Safe Harbor [...]

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EU Establishes Right to be Forgotten

The EU Court of Justice has recently ruled that search engines – including Google, Bing and Yahoo – allow users the right to be [...]

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European Commission Reviews Safe Harbor

This article provides a detailed view of the recommendations made by the European Commission regarding EU/US data flows. In this review, released in late November 2013, thirteen recommendations were made, with the intention of improving the Safe Harbor data transfer [...]

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Twitter Ordered to Disclose Names

This article discusses the case between Twitter and the Union of Jewish French Students (UEJF) and other anti-racism groups across France. In June 2013, a French Appeals Court ordered the website to disclose the names of users accused of making anti-Semitic [...]

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Dis/Agreeing on European Data Protection Reform

This article offers a brief update on the status of the ongoing European data protection reforms, which aim to update almost two decade old data legislation throughout [...]

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