Mar 172023
 March 17, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court

Olivia Rondeau reports:

Hunter Biden has made his first legal attack since his infamous laptop emerged after being abandoned in a computer repair store and distributed, accusing shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac and others of invasion of privacy.

The First Son, who has still not explicitly admitted to ever possessing the laptop or dropping it off at the Delaware store, filed a countersuit against Mac Isaac Friday morning, whose own lawsuit filed last year accuses Hunter of defamation for saying he had illegally obtained the information on the laptop, reports the Washington Post.

Read more at The Post Millenial.

Mar 162023
 March 16, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Court

Ashley Belanger reports:

A Dallas County Sheriff’s Department deputy, Francisco Castillo, was briefly suspended after livestreaming a traffic stop, allegedly just to gain TikTok clout, in 2021. Now, the Texas motorist that he pulled over, Torry Osby, is suing, saying that the deputy exposed Osby to risks of identity theft and break-ins at his home by flashing Osby’s driver’s license and sharing his personal information to more than 100 followers tuned into Castillo’s livestream.

Read more at Ars Technica.

Mar 162023
 March 16, 2023  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, U.S.

Eric Goldman writes:

This is not the first time my blog has been subject to right-to-be-forgotten (RTBF) takedowns. See, e.g., this post (scroll down for the updates). But every time the RTBF is applied to my blog, it’s probably a wrongful application of a misguided policy and worth relaying here.

Here is the notice I recently received:

Notice of de-indexing of a post due to EU data protection laws. Source: Technology & Marketing Law Blog.

Read Eric’s discussion of the de-indexing issue on Technology & Marketing Law Blog. As he discusses, the only individuals named in the post in question were two American celebrities and a French national involved in hacking the Twitter accounts. We agree with Eric’s hypothesis that the French national requested the de-indexing. So now Google has de-indexed a post that dealt with an issue that was serious at the time, and that is still relevant in light of recent events.

The issue that has occasionally affected Eric’s blog also poses potential problems for PogoWasRight.org and DataBreaches.net, as both sites report and discuss news involving named individuals who may have committed or been convicted of crimes. DataBreaches’s policy has been to remove names of people if we become aware or are provided with proof that they were never convicted or were acquitted. Neither of these sites just routinely removes old news stories, redacts, or removes names, and we will continue to fight for press freedom.

Mar 152023
 March 15, 2023  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Fatma Tanis reports:

You see it as soon as you land at the airport: posters telling women to keep their headscarves on. They’re everywhere in Iran; in malls, restaurants, billboards above main highways, and even rest stops in between cities. The hijab remains the official law in Iran.

But these days, all around the country, many women are going about their business hair uncovered. It’s a vivid reminder of the public uproar and anti-government protests that erupted after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, was killed in police custody in September. She was allegedly arrested for improper wear of her headscarf.

Read more at NPR.

h/t, Joe Cadillic