At the end of 2013, Apple brought its new indoor proximity sensor technology, the iBeacon, onto the market. The technology enables smartphones and other devices in the local area to perform actions and receive notifications. But what are the legal considerations?
The USA has announced its intention to pass legislation which will allow European Union citizens not domiciled in the US to enforce their data protection rights. European Union Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship welcomed the announcement.
One of the world’s most prominent e-mail providers, Microsoft, has announced its resistance to a US government warrant seeking disclosure of e-mail data held in a data centre in Ireland.
The European Court of Justice held yesterday that the online search engine operator Google is subject to European data protection laws and must delete content when requested to do so by users. The judgment essentially creates a ‘right to be forgotten’.
Investigative journalists regularly run the risk of overstepping legal boundaries. This article discusses some of the possible criminal and civil sanctions that can apply to investigative journalism activities such as conducting research or publishing secret information received through informants. More →
The European Court of Justice is to hand down a judgment on 8 April 2014 on the retention of data. The court is currently assessing whether the EU’s data retention directive is compatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights and in particular with the protection of family life and communications, personal data, freedom of thought and the right to “good administration”. More →