Tag Archives: Internet

UK government publishes the Digital Charter and reaffirms creation of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Earlier this year the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport published its new Digital Charter. This short document outlines a UK rolling programme of work designed to make the UK a friendly environment to start-up and grow digital businesses. It is also designed to make the UK a safe place to be online. … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Holds That the Google Digital Books Project Is Protected Under the Fair Use Doctrine

On October 16, the Second Circuit ruled that Google’s scanning of millions of books without the copyright holders’ permission, for use in its “Google Books” database, is permissible under the fair use doctrine. Google Books enables members of the public to search for terms within these books and view snippets of machine-readable text containing their search … Continue Reading

Italy Releases Draft Declaration of Internet Rights

Italy’s Chamber of Deputies has proposed a ‘Draft Declaration of Internet Rights’ (Declaration), acknowledging both the way in which the internet has changed interactions and the way it has erased borders, but also noting that the EU’s protection of personal data is a necessary reference for governing operation of the internet. The Declaration is now open … Continue Reading

Turkish Parliament Approves E-Commerce Law

Turkey’s Parliament has approved Law No. 6563 on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce (Law) aimed at creating a more secure, transparent and accessible e-commerce environment. The Law is expected to come into force 1 May 2015. The Law covers electronic communications, liabilities of service providers, contracts concluded electronically, and the information provided to consumers, as … Continue Reading

Brazilian Data Protection Authority fines Internet Provider $1.59m

In July, the Brazilian Department of Consumer Protection and Defence (‘DPDC’) fined the telecom provider Oi 3.5 million reals ($1.59 million) for recording and selling its subscriber browser data in a case based on Brazilian consumer law dating back to 1990. The DPDC investigated allegations that Oi had entered into an agreement with British online … Continue Reading

Brazil’s Internet Bill: Latest Developments

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. At the end of March, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of the Marco Civil da Internet (Internet Bill), bringing the ground-breaking legislation one step closer to enactment. The Internet Bill will now progress to the Senate for approval. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations … Continue Reading

A busy week in Europe: Do Not Track, Children’s Internet Privacy, Data Breach Notification and Transfers of Passenger Record Data

Hasn’t it been a busy week in Europe? The regulators seems to be falling over one another in a race to the top of privacy regulation. Targeted are web browsers and ‘do-not-track’ mechanisms, children’s internet privacy, banks, and the U.S.’s request for passenger data. The European Commissioner Nellie Kroes came close to threatening the advertising … Continue Reading
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