Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cyberleagle: Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek

Cyberleagle: Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek: "The path that led to the SCC judgment was factually convoluted and dominated by the behaviour of the underlying defendant. The central role played by the pre-existing, apparently worldwide, order requiring Datalink to cease doing business on the internet is striking. If for no other reason, the case may come to be seen as one very much on its own facts.

 Where an apparent bad actor thumbs its nose at the court’s authority it is perhaps unsurprising that if a well-resourced global intermediary is haled into court, apparently able to take steps to mitigate damage to the plaintiff at little inconvenience to itself, the tribunal may (if satisfied that it has the power) be inclined to enlist its assistance.

 Nevertheless if a future court should contemplate a similar order then a more detailed identification of the rights and interests involved, analysis of any territorial aspects of those rights and consideration of the freedom of speech rights of internet users separate from the sensibilities of states may be key to arriving at an appropriate outcome." 'via Blog this'

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Justice down the rabbit-hole: Fulford LJ on the Rise of the Cyber Judge - ICLR

Justice down the rabbit-hole: Fulford LJ on the Rise of the Cyber Judge - ICLR: "It is clear from as much of Lord Justice Fulford’s talk as I have been able to capture, and from his answer to Prof Marsden’s question, that little thought has been given either to the idea of open justice, or to any equivalent, for the online court, of the press bench and public gallery in a traditional bricks-and-mortar courtroom.

This is a major oversight, and one about which ICLR, as official publishers of The Law Reports, should be very concerned. " 'via Blog this'

Monday, 26 June 2017

SCL: Autonomous Vehicles: An Ethical and Legal Approach

SCL: Autonomous Vehicles: An Ethical and Legal Approach: "This is the essay from Lottie Michael which won the SCL Essay Prize for 2017 "Further to the consultation paper issued by the Department of Transport ‘Pathway to Driverless Cars: Proposals to Support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Vehicle Technologies’ consider the legal implications of autonomous vehicles, and associated ethical issues." " 'via Blog this'

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Two leading ladies of Europe warn that internet regulation is coming • The Register

Two leading ladies of Europe warn that internet regulation is coming • The Register: "Merkel has been pushing for a Europe-wide series of laws and rules to clamp down on such content. Over the weekend, she used her speech in Mexico to argue for global restrictions.

"We still have no international rules," she said, standing next to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, warning that standards have been introduced erratically across the globe.

She spoke in favor of "sensible rules" and said that Germany would use its presidency of the G20 to develop a concrete set of digital policies at the forthcoming summit in Hamburg next month.

She drew parallels with a G20 agreement to deal with cyber attacks on the global banking system, and noted that Europe and the United States need to work together on new common standards." 'via Blog this'

Thursday, 1 June 2017

SCL: SCL Student Essay Prize 2017 Winner

SCL: SCL Student Essay Prize 2017 Winner: "Lottie is in her final (4th) year studying for a Law with European Legal Systems degree at the University of East Anglia. She is very interested in international security, counter-terrorism, technology and the law, and will be looking for a career path in this direction.

The two runners-up, Daniel Zwi and Ella Castle, both addressed the set question concerning the CJEU’s Mc Fadden judgment. Their
essays will be published on the SCL website." 'via Blog this'

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Bank of Canada says won't use blockchain for interbank payment system By Reuters

Bank of Canada says won't use blockchain for interbank payment system By Reuters: ""The bottom line is that a stand-alone DLT wholesale system is unlikely to match the efficiency and net benefits of a centralized system," wrote Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, and Gerry Gaetz, Payments Canada president.
"At its heart, there exists a fundamental inconsistency or tension between a centralized wholesale interbank payment system, as we have now, and the decentralization inherent in DLT."" 'via Blog this'

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Audiovisual Media Services Directive reform: Document pool - EDRi

Audiovisual Media Services Directive reform: Document pool - EDRi: "On 25 May 2016, the European Commission proposed to reform the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (the “AVMS Directive” or “AVMSD”). The current AVMS Directive (2010) is the European Union (EU) legal framework that regulates traditional TV broadcasters and on-demand services in the EU Member States.

The AVMSD contains rules on audiovisual advertising; jurisdiction over providers; promotion of European works; and on providers’ obligations with regards to commercial communications, protection of minors from potentially harmful content, fight against “incitement to hatred”, among other measures. The new proposal broadens the scope of the Directive to cover the regulation of video-sharing platforms and potentially even other social media companies." 'via Blog this'