Thursday, 24 May 2018

Data Protection Act 2018 of 23 May

Data Protection Act 2018: "Data Protection Act 2018
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Pray for the Souls of the People Sucked Into This US Dating Site Hell - why Europe has data protection

Pray for the Souls of the People Sucked Into This Dating Site Hell: "Even though this isn’t intuitive, it is spelled out in the terms of use, which say, “Welcome to the Friends Worldwide, Inc. Integrated Dating Network (Friends Worldwide), an extensive global network of integrated dating websites including Friends Worldwide Company Owned and Friends Worldwide Partner Program sites hosted and operated by Friends Worldwide, Inc.”

Basically, people who sign up for one of the Friends Worldwide sites become part of all of their sites. " 'via Blog this'

Follow-up answers from Facebook after Zuckerberg’s meeting with leading MEPs

Follow-up answers from Facebook after Zuckerberg’s meeting with leading MEPs | News | European Parliament: "Facebook has sent a first set of replies to the EP President on a number of outstanding questions left unanswered at the meeting between EP leaders and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg met on Tuesday with EP President, leaders of the political groups and the Chair and Rapporteur of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

 

Facebook has now sent a first set of answers to the remaining questions posed by leading MEPs. The answers deal with topics such as the Cambridge Analytica data breach, “shadow profiles”, data from non-Facebook users and fake accounts." 'via Blog this'

Monday, 21 May 2018

Privacy International’s landmark challenge against UK hacking will be heard in Supreme Court in December

Press release: Privacy International’s landmark challenge against UK Government hacking will…: "At issue before the Supreme Court is the UK Government’s dangerous submission that decisions of the Tribunal are not reviewable by the ordinary UK courts. A victory by the Government would be a significant blow to the rule of law because the ordinary courts exist to correct legal errors and to prevent specialist tribunals from operating without accountability. This principle is particularly critical in the surveillance context, which, because of its inherent secrecy, has long presented acute accountability challenges.


Dinah Rose QC, Ben Jaffey QC, and Tom Cleaver from Blackstone Chambers are instructed by Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, who are acting for Privacy International.

The hearing will take place 3–4 December." 'via Blog this'

Thursday, 17 May 2018

CYBER Why Blockchain is Hard – Jimmy Song – Medium

Why Blockchain is Hard – Jimmy Song – Medium: "In a sense, current conceptions of blockchain are trying to do the impossible. They want the security of a decentralized system with the control of a centralized one. The desire is the best of both worlds, but what they end up getting is the worst of both worlds. You get the costs and difficulty of a decentralized system with the failure modes of a centralized one.

Blockchain is used way too much as a buzzword to sell a lot of useless snake oil. The faster we get rid of the hype, the better off long-term we’ll all be." 'via Blog this'

Saturday, 12 May 2018

PARLIAMENT Oral evidence - The internet: to regulate or not to regulate? - 24 Apr 2018

Oral evidence - The internet: to regulate or not to regulate? - 24 Apr 2018: "The framework for internet law is quite old. It is based on a US law, the Communications Decency Act of 1996, so it is 22 years old, and we have dealt with the way in which it has been adapted since then. In the UK, of course, we have the e-commerce regulations, which are based on the electronic commerce directive of 2000 which itself was drafted in the last century. So the framework for internet law at least is actually from the last millennium, which may lead us to think that it is perhaps due for an update.

 Of course, we deal with several pieces of law that are much older than that. I taught a class this morning in which we discussed Magna Carta. Some of the issues that arise out of the Panama papers leak concern the breach of privacy and attorney-client privilege. Those date long before the internet. Many of the issues we deal with have a longer history.

 This point has been made already, but I want to extend it; internet regulation broadly does not just involve the law. We are all regulated by the internet." 'via Blog this'

Friday, 11 May 2018

Is it time to regulate the internet? Legal experts give evidence - UK Parliament

Is it time to regulate the internet? Legal experts give evidence - News from Parliament - UK Parliament: "The Committee explores with witnesses possible ways in which the internet could be better regulated, the extent to which online platforms should become liable for the content that they host, and the information they should provide to users about the use of their personal data.

Witnesses: Professor Christopher Marsden, Professor of Internet Law, University of Sussex
Dr Victoria Nash, Policy and Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
Professor Lorna Woods, Professor of Law, University of Essex" 'via Blog this'