Intermediary Liability and User Content under Europe’s New Data Protection Law – Daphne Keller

14 10 2015

Data Protection ReformA big new law is coming, and a lot of companies doing business online aren’t going to like it.  Neither will many advocates of civil liberties for Internet users. Europe’s pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) updates and overhauls EU data protection law – the law that produced this week’s Schrems case and last year’s “Right to Be Forgotten” ruling in the EU. Data protection has long been a field considered arcane and impenetrable by many US lawyers. Read the rest of this entry »





Weber, DRI and Schrems: so what are “measures of mass surveillance”? And what should we do with them? A tale of two courts – Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

14 10 2015

mass-surveillance-2While the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its recent judgment Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (discussed here), does not mention the words “measures of mass surveillance” it states that it is concerned about measures “authoris[ing], on a generalised basis, storage of all the personal data of all the persons”. Read the rest of this entry »