Jul 242014

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 [...]

Jul 232014

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 [...]

Jul 232014

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 [...]

Jul 222014

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.