Can the Rockets Rebound? The NBA’s Twitter Problem in China
One tweet from the general manager of an NBA team shows us how a well-intentioned post on social media can have explosive financial and political impact. It also serves as a stark reminder of internet censorship in China. Two weeks ago, the General Manager of an
Facebook and Privacy: cases, reports and actions in Europe
A list of European enforcement action, official legislative (Parliamentary) reports, and cases concerning Facebook with respect to data protection and privacy. This is a work in progress, last updated November 2018.
Data Protection Commissioner (Ireland) v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems [Case C-311/18]
- Jurisdiction: European Union, Ireland
- Status: Case still in progress
- Authority: Court of Justice of the European Union
- Keywords: EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC); EU/US Privacy Shield; Fundamental Rights
Noteworthy interview on new social media advertising regulations
Earlier this autumn, several celebrities were investigated by UK regulators for not labelling social media posts as "advertisements". Given that so-called influencers can potentially sway the shopping habits of millions, the Advertising Standards Association published An Influencer's Guide to making clear that ads are ads, to help
UK regulator to investigate social media influencers
A number of celebrities and social media stars are being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority, which says it has concerns that some influencers are failing to disclose that they are being paid for their endorsements. In the early days of social media, Instagram and
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