Samuel Gibbs reports: Google is being hauled in front of European data protection regulators on Thursday to explain its handling of the “right to be forgotten” ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The ECJ ruling meant that EU citizens had the right to request that information online that is inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant, or excessive be [...]
Victoria Espinel of BSA/The Software Alliance writes about DOJ’s position that a warrant served on Microsoft requires it to produce all of the customer’s emails stored on Microsoft servers – even those outside the U.S. … That astonishing overreach [by the government] is based on a legal fiction—that no search occurs until the digital data [...]
Media companies expressed concern about the impact that proposed changes to EU data protection laws will have on the way they handle personal information at a recent industry debate hosted by ITN and the Media Society. However, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said that a current exemption to the application of some data protection rules that [...]
Loek Essers reports: Two members of the British Parliament are seeking judicial review of a surveillance law that extends U.K. data retention rules and was rushed through by the government. David Davis and Tom Watson are working with U.K. human rights organization Liberty to get the law reviewed, the organization said Tuesday. Read more on TechWorld.
Canada’s privacy watchdog has called on the country’s health and life insurance industry not to ask applicants for access to existing genetic test results, “until such time as they can be shown to be demonstrably necessary and effective”. Read more on Out-Law.com.
Martin Evans reports: A schoolgirl has received a police caution after texting an explicit photograph of herself to her boyfriend, it has emerged. The teenager sent the image via her phone, but after the couple had a row, he forwarded it to his friends. Police were called in because she was under the age of [...]
Danilo Masoni and Leila Abboud report: Italy’s data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant’s privacy practices. Regulators in several European nations including Italy began a joint [...]