Intermediary Liability and User Content under Europe’s New Data Protection Law: Frequently Asked Questions and Rough Answers – Daphne Keller

15 10 2015

faq-2This is the second instalment in my series analyzing Europe’s pending General Data Protection Regulation, with a focus on its impact on intermediary liability and user free expression.   The introduction gives an overview of the legislation and the issues it raises.  Reading it first is highly recommended.  This section goes into greater depth on those issues and previews coming installations n the series, which will appear on the Stanford CIS blog. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »





Council reaches general agreement on proposed Data Protection Regulation, but disagreements remain in view – Alison Knight

1 07 2015

europe-636985__180On 15 June 2015, the Council of the EU announced that it had agreed a general approach to the draft Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the proposed ‘GDPR’). Read the rest of this entry »





Google lost its two recent Court cases for the same reason the one-stop shop does not work – Chris Pounder

13 07 2014

GooglePoliticians who are consumed by years in power often decide on a policy that fits their viewpoint, and then identify the “facts” to justify why this policy should be imposed on the rest of us. Mrs Thatcher’s “Poll tax” and the Mr. Blair’s “Iraqi exploits” are classic examples of this genre. Read the rest of this entry »





The EU’s Data Protection Regulation: where are we? – Robin Hopkins

1 02 2014

data-protectionThe replacement of Directive 95/26/EC – the bedrock of data protection in Europe – with a new Regulation is intended as a radical overhaul, making protections for personal data fit for the digital world. It has now been over two years since the first substantive draft of that Regulation was made public. I dimly recall Tim Pitt-Payne and I summarising it – see here. Read the rest of this entry »