What is doxxing, and why is it so scary? – Jasmine McNealy

18 05 2018

File 20180511 135202 16r572u.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1It’s almost a given that you have personal information available online. Beyond social media and online discussion boards, there are public records of property ownership and voter registration, as well as massive databases of financial information assembled by credit-rating agencies. Read the rest of this entry »





Is the Era of “Permissionless Innovation” and Avoidance of Regulation on the Internet Finally Over? It’s High Time – Hugh Stephens

16 05 2018

It would be the ultimate under-statement to say that recent events concerning the appalling breaches of privacy permitted and indeed orchestrated by Facebook have raised public awareness to new heights over what happens when internet intermediaries are allowed to do just about whatever they want. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation take-down requests to Google – Max Campbell

12 05 2018

The right to be forgotten has been in the news again recently following the decision in NT1 & NT2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB) (read our blog on that decision here), but Google will often voluntarily remove content from its search engine results on a variety of other grounds, including that the content is defamatory. Read the rest of this entry »





Germany’s legal crackdown on social media: four misconceptions dispelled – Stefan Theil

11 05 2018

File 20180508 5968 1nq2wth.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Germany’s infamous network enforcement law – which seeks to more heavily regulate social media – came into force at the start of 2018 to almost unanimous criticism. Read the rest of this entry »





The internet is designed for corporations, not people – Gordon Hull

28 04 2018

File 20180426 175035 vyoh03.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Urban spaces are often designed to be subtly hostile to certain uses. Think about, for example, the seat partitions on bus terminal benches that make it harder for the homeless to sleep there or the decorative leaves on railings in front of office buildings and on university campuses that serve to make skateboarding dangerous. Scholars call this “hostile urban architecture.” Read the rest of this entry »





Facebook’s social responsibility should include privacy protection – Scott Shackelford

19 04 2018

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In his congressional testimony, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to understand the importance of protecting both the security and privacy of Facebook’s 2.2 billion users. Read the rest of this entry »





News: High Court orders “delisting” by Google in “right to be forgotten” case

13 04 2018

In a judgment handed down at the High Court today, Mr Justice Warby has ordered Google LLC to delist eleven URLs referring to a spent conviction of a businessman known as NT2. The claim brought by the other claimant, NT1.  A joint public judgment was given in both cases ([2018] EWHC 799 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »