Have European laws improved American privacy protections?
On the one hand, some American companies have retreated from the EU. On the other, local governments have begun to take consumer privacy more seriously, by introducing new domestic data protection legislation.
Do Neo-Nazis have a right to privacy?
Earlier this month, a leftist art collective in Germany called the Centre for Political Beauty (Zentrum für Politische Schönheit or "ZPS") launched a website to name and shame neo-Nazis. At soko-chemnitz.de, people were invited to examine photographs taken during this summer's violent anti-immigration protests in Chemnitz, and in
Social network, media company, host provider, neutral intermediary… what’s in a name for YouTube?
Media companies who call themselves social networks will have to recognize that they, too, have to take on responsibility for the content with which they earn their millions.-— Markus Breitenecker, CEO of Puls4 Who is to blame, if someone records TV programmes and illegally uploads them
No more Safe Harbours for EU-ser Uploaded Content?
The European Union is considering a sweeping new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, currently in draft stages. Industry groups are keen to ensure their opinions are taken into consideration, especially in instances where consumers share content which belongs to artists, authors, record labels,
The Six Principles of Data Protection: Facebook fails
Facebook may believe that dubious data collection and security practices justify a more connected audience: the incoming General Data Protection Regulations say differently. Once again, data privacy is in the headlines. But this time, it isn't a credit agency or department store that has fallen short