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Supreme Court Rules Facebook Can’t Contract Out of B.C. Privacy Law

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision this morning on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts, rejecting Facebook’s effort to block a privacy class action lawsuit in British Columbia on the grounds that its own contract specified that legal actions be brought in California.

Source: Supreme Court Rules Facebook Can’t Contract Out of B.C. Privacy Law

Irish Court Reviews U.S. Surveillance Developments

The Irish High Court has reviewed recent decisions by the U.S. surveillance court and a federal appeals court for a case on the legality of Facebook’s transfers of personal data from the EU to the United States. EPIC explained that the modifications to the NSA’s “Upstream” program were significant, but emphasized that the scathing rebuke of the NSA’s prior violations and “institutional lack of candor” show that there are not adequate limitations in the US on mass surveillance.

Source: EPIC In Court: Irish Court Reviews U.S. Surveillance Developments

Why Teens Need Privacy Online

Parents have nosed around in their kids’ lives ever since the invention of the telephone, but these days, technology has taken the spying game to an entirely new level with multiple points of entry, from Facebook and Twitter to Instagram, Vine and Tumblr. While communicating via social media has made it easier for kids to stay connected with their friends, these largely public forums (and traceable activities) also give parents a new in to what their children may not be telling them.

Source: Why Teens Need Privacy Online | Psychology Today

How Facebook’s tentacles reach further than you think

Facebook’s collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look “under the bonnet” at the tech giant’s algorithms and connections to better understand the social structure and power relations within the company.

Source: How Facebook’s tentacles reach further than you think – BBC News

Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.

Source: Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms | Reuters

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