Category Archive: Defamation & Privacy

Germany takes steps to tackle fake news

Germany’s Justice Minister has put forward a new draft law calling for social networks to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53.15 million). This announcement comes as no surprise as there have been calls from various quarters for stricter regulation, and some commentators in Germany …

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Cyber-Bullying: Some Legal Issues of the Bill under Discussion

On 12 September 2016, the Italian Deputy Chamber has begun the discussion of the Bill no. 3139 (“Bill”), aimed at contrasting cyber-bullying.  This would impose significant duties on web-site operators (as defined within the same Bill). You can find here the text of the Bill and below a summary of its main contents. Share this

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EU: Getting foggy in the Safe Harbor – Privacy agreement between EU and US at stake?

By Patrick Van Eecke & Loretta Marshall Today an important statement was issued endangering the free flow of personal data from the European Union to the United States. Advocate General Bot issued his opinion to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Facebook case on whether or not a national supervisory …

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Copying jokes on Twitter: a serious business

Author: Gonzalo Santos In order to comply with the American Digital Millenium Copyright Act, Twitter has recently deleted tweets plagiarizing a joke made by an American journalist. Although the impact of copying a tweet without acknowledging who the original author is might seem small, it can have a significant effect. Many accounts in Twitter generate …

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BELGIUM – Belgian Privacy Commission publishes first official guidance on cookies

By Patrick van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Almost one year after the publication of the draft version, the Belgian Privacy Commission has recently issued the final version of its recommendation regarding the use of cookies (which can be consulted through the following links in Dutch language or in French language). Share this

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Japan – Amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

By Ann Cheung and Keitaro Uzawa The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (Guidelines), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Code, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other relevant laws, such as, …

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BELGIUM: Belgian Privacy Commission fires its first warning shot to Facebook

By Patrick Van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Based on its on-going investigation of Facebook’s new terms and conditions, the Belgian Privacy Commission has issued a public recommendation (which can be consulted here in English language). The document focuses on the applicable law and competence of the Belgian Privacy Commission and on the use of …

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ITALY: Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” – Join us!

Join us at the Specialization Course on “New Technologies and Media Laws” at the University of Milan. The registration for the new (and revised) edition of the Specialization Course is now open until 15 February 2015. Share this

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GLOBAL: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy

By Patrick Van Eecke & Julie De Bruyn Last week, the increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities. Share this

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Europe’s Right to be forgotten: update on implementation guidelines

By Patrick Van Eecke and Mathieu Le Boudec Last week we wrote that the Article 29 Working Party (“Working Party 29”) has adopted guidelines relating to the implementation of the European Court of Justice’s Google ruling on the right to be forgotten. Click here for a previous blog post on this ruling. These guidelines have …

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