Europe v. Facebook

Aug 5, 2014 By: Dave Corbett

An Austrian law student began a class-action lawsuit against Facebook for privacy violations under E.U. law, specifically for its sharing data with the N.S.A.

U.S. Government Surveillance Undermines Free Press

Aug 4, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The ACLU and Human Rights Watch recently concluded that U.S. government surveillance activities pose a significant threat to freedom of the press in the U.S.

Justice Department Asserts Global Jurisdiction over Stored E-Mail

Jul 28, 2014 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

In an ongoing case involving Microsoft, the Department of Justice argues that the company must disclose user e-mail messages stored outside of the U.S.

SCOTUS’s new cell phone privacy ruling: What it means now and for the future

Jun 25, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

As we approach the end of June, we are treated to some of the most important decisions reviewed by the Supreme Court

Supreme Court: 4th Amendment Protects Cell Phones

Jun 25, 2014 By: Jason Steed

In its Riley v. California ruling today, the Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment prohibits warrantless searches of cell phones of arrestees

European Court of Justice to Review NSA Surveillance Program

Jun 23, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Recently, the Irish High Court requested that the Court of Justice of the European Union consider privacy law implications of the NSA’s surveillance activities.

Use of Social Media in Criminal Investigations

May 21, 2014 By: Karen Shinskie

The use of social media is pervasive in law enforcement, as it is in nearly every aspect of American life

We Are All Google. Or Are We?

May 19, 2014 By: Charles J. Glasser, Jr.

Well, it finally happened. Those few of us who practice international media law have been waiting for the “right to be forgotten”

Europe’s Highest Court Recognizes Individual’s “Right to be Forgotten”

May 19, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Recently, the European Court of Justice, the highest court in the European Union, recognized the individual’s “right to be forgotten” online.

Court Permits Hulu Video Privacy Case to Go to Trial

May 12, 2014 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Hulu is embroiled in a court battle testing the scope of the Video Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits the sharing of consumer video viewing histories

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