Tag Archives: social networks

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 … Continue Reading

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). The Bill strengthens the rights of individuals who are affected by ‘hate speech’ … Continue Reading

Mobile Application Developers: California AG Settlement with Amazon, Google, Apple and Other Mobile Application Platform Providers Sends Privacy Compliance Obligations Your Way

This post was also written by Christopher G. Cwalina, Khurram Nasir Gore, Amy S. Mushahwar and Steven B. Roosa. A warning from the California Attorney General’s office to mobile app developers: “Don’t get cute!” On February 22, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that her office and the six leading mobile application platform providers – Amazon, … Continue Reading

Carpe datum? Apple app developer, Google, under intense scrutiny in challenges to data collection practices.

This post was also written by Nick Tyler, Christopher G. Cwalina and Steven B. Roosa. Following the widely reported allegation that a social network’s iPhone app had uploaded the names, addresses and phone numbers of users’ contacts onto their servers without permission, both Apple and U.S. legislators have moved swiftly to try to curb this practice. Path, the … Continue Reading

Tougher EU Data Protection Laws on the Horizon

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. In a bid to strengthen the European data privacy rules it is most likely that non-European companies will be held to the same standards as European companies in a bid to further protect EU consumer privacy.  The EU Justice Minister, Viviane Reding, and the German Consumer Protection Minister, … Continue Reading
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