Her Private Pain: £15,000 awarded for misuse of private information on Facebook
Last week, a High Court judge in England ordered a man to pay his niece £15,000 (nearly $19,000 USD) in aggravated damages for making a Facebook post about her struggles with mental health and self-harming. The Court found that the Uncle committed the torts of
Deepfake Laws: What’s on the Statute Books?
Given the risk that deepfakes pose, some lawmakers assert that new, specific regulations are needed to curtail the proliferation of the technology. Here is a list of laws (including proposals for new legislation*) which specifically address deepfakes, last updated October 2019.
Privacy Day 2019
In 2006 the Council of Europe officially recognised 28 January as a data privacy holiday, to celebrate the date The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data was signed in 1981. Also known as Convention 108, this document remains the
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
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