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60% Of British Adults And 80% Of Young Teenagers Suffered Harm Online In The Last 12 Months – The UK Debate About The Need To Regulate The Internet Continues Apace
Britain's data protection and broadcasting regulators, the Information Commissioner's Office and Ofcom, have published a joint Report looking into internet users' concerns about online harms.
UK
3 Jul 2019
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Advocate General's Opinion On Social Networks' Obligations On (Worldwide) Deletion Of Illegal Content
Advocate General (AG) Szpunar commenced his opinion dated 4 June 2019 in Case C-18/18 (Opinion, available here) with the above quote from the movie
UK
28 Jun 2019
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Sense Or Censorship? UK Government Publishes White Paper On Tackling Online Harms
The UK Government has published a White Paper outlining its approach towards regulating the internet to tackle online harms.
UK
27 May 2019
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Influencing The Influencer – How To Be #CMAcompliant
With the growing use of social media platforms and the evolution of a new kind of e-celeb, it is no surprise that brands are increasingly utilising the platforms ...
UK
7 Mar 2019
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Singapore Data Protection Commission Issues Warning For "Heat Of The Moment" Disclosure Of Personal Data
On November 28, 2018, Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (commission) issued its grounds of decision against Big Bubble Centre (respondent), a sole-proprietorship in the scuba-diving...
Singapore
30 Nov 2018
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German State Media Authorities Issue New Guidance Paper On Marking Adverts On Social Media
Recently, the German media regulators, the State Media Authorities (Landesmedienanstalten), issued a joint guidance paper on marking adverts on social media, which is available in German language here
Germany
28 Nov 2018
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Update On Facebook Fan Pages: What Should Organisations Do After The Release Of Facebook's Co-Controller Agreement?
After another statement by the German Data Protection Authorities (German DPAs) of 5 September 2018
Germany
23 Nov 2018
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ICO Takes Enforcement Action Against Brexit Campaigners
On 6 July 2018, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued an enforcement notice against AggregateIQ for failing to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).
European Union
2 Oct 2018
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The Digital Beyond: Facebook Ordered To Disclose Circumstances Around Deleted Profile
In the recent case of Sabados v Facebook Ireland [2018], the English High Court ordered Facebook to disclose the identity of a mystery individual who requested that the platform delete the profile of a deceased user of the platform.
UK
26 Sep 2018
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Is That A Selfie Or An Ad? UK Watchdog Launches Investigation Into Influencer Marketing
We are all familiar with celebrities and social media stars using their social media accounts to promote brands and products.
UK
12 Sep 2018
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Munich Court Of Appeal Prohibits Facebook From Deleting A Post That Does Not Fall Under The German Hate Speech Act
On 24 August 2018, the Munich Court of Appeal ("Court") issued a preliminary injunction against Facebook that prohibits Facebook from deleting a certain user's post...
Germany
12 Sep 2018
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What Big Data, Political Advertising And Big Fines Have In Common
Less than 30 days after issuing a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook, the ICO issued a further penalty as a result of the investigation
UK
4 Sep 2018
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German Federal Supreme Court: Facebook Account Passes To Heirs
On 12 July 2018, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof – "BGH") ruled that a Facebook user account passes to the user's heirs (Case no. III ZR 183/17).
Germany
18 Jul 2018
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German Court Issues Important Judgment On Consent And Transparency In Facebook Case
The Regional Court of Berlin held in a judgment of 16 January 2018 that Facebook's default privacy settings and parts of their terms and conditions were invalid.
Germany
14 Mar 2018
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Germany's New Hate Speech Act In Force: What Social Network Providers Need To Do Now
On 1 October 2017, the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (Network Enforcement Act, „NetzDG") that we already reported on in April and May, entered into force (English version here).
Germany
3 Oct 2017
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European Commission Fines Facebook US$122 Million For Providing Inaccurate Information In WhatsApp Merger Review
The European Commission has imposed a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) on Facebook for providing misleading or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
Germany
19 May 2017
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Germany's Approach Against Criminal Content On Social Networks Faces Resistance By Stakeholders
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks ...
Germany
24 Apr 2017
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Germany's Approach Against Criminal Content On Social Networks Faces Resistance By Stakeholders
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken; Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz – NetzDG, the Bill; see our previous blog) has, in a slightly revised version, been adopted by the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) and is now ready for discussion by the German Parliament.
Germany
21 Apr 2017
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German Federal Minister Of Justice Introduces New Bill Against Criminal Content On Social Networks
On 14 March 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, announced a new bill aimed at improving the application of the law to social networks (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken; Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz – NetzDG, the Bill).
UK
22 Mar 2017
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"Sorry, Santa, The Kids' Data Is Stuck In Russia!" ~ Plus LinkedIn Not Feeling The Love From Russia
LinkedIn has become the first major company to have access to its website in Russia blocked by the Russian Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor.
Russian Federation
6 Dec 2016
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