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Month: April 2019 (Page 2 of 3)

74 screens of legalese don’t protect your data: here’s a blueprint for new laws that could make a difference – Fred H Cate

File 20190409 2912 1wuiuu0.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1All over the world, government officials are trying to figure out how to craft laws and regulations about privacy – especially for digital data and online activity. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation took effect in May 2018; about a month later, California’s new Consumer Privacy Act did too. Both impose stringent new legal requirements on organizations that collect and use personal data. Continue reading

The White Paper on Online Harms. Keep in mind the bigger picture – Damian Tambini

Protests that the government proposals for a duty of care on social media  are a threat to free speech appear to be missing the point. European standards on freedom of expression give states ample justification for regulating speech that is harmful or undermines national security – if regulations are proportionate, prescribed by law and pursue a legitimate aim. Continue reading

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