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European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

The European Commission has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the European Union in the ongoing legal dispute between Microsoft Inc. and the United States. The case, which has been widely covered following Microsoft’€™s victory in the Second Circuit , concerns whether the United States can compel Microsoft to turn over information stored on a server owned by one of Microsoft’s EU subsidiaries and physically located in Ireland, via a warrant procured under the Stored Communications Act.

Source: European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

Commission wants to extend law for police data access to the US

The European Commission hopes to set an international standard with its upcoming proposal to give police easier access to data from tech companies, and has already asked the United States to cooperate.

Source: Commission wants to extend law for police data access to the US – EURACTIV.com

NHS accused of breaching doctor-patient confidentiality for helping Home Office target foreigners

The Home Office is facing a legal challenge over claims NHS data-sharing violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act. A memorandum of understanding published in January gave the Home Office access to confidential patient information to aid immigration enforcement. It was published without consultation with NHS staff, medical organisations or the public.

Source: NHS accused of breaching doctor-patient confidentiality for helping Home Office target foreigners | The Independent

Can Algorithms Send You to Prison? Apparently, Yes.

The New York Times reported in an opinion piece last week on a fascinating and disturbing story. In 2013, police officers in Wisconsin arrested Eric Loomis, who was driving a car that had been used in a recent shooting. He pleaded guilty to attempting to flee an officer, and no contest to operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Source: Can Algorithms Send You to Prison? Apparently, Yes.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Microsoft Corp. v. United States in Law Enforcement Access Row

Last Monday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Microsoft search warrant case , a case in which Microsoft challenged the U.S. government’s right to use the warrant process to obtain certain emails stored overseas. Some view the upcoming decision as signaling the level of access the U.S. government will have to the growing troves of data U.S.-based technology companies hold about citizens of the world.

Source: U.S. Supreme Court Takes Microsoft Corp. v. United States in Law Enforcement Access Row

Brussels promises more police access to encrypted data, but no backdoors

The European Commission insisted that it does not want to weaken encryption as part of its latest push to give law enforcement authorities more access to private data.

Source: Brussels promises more police access to encrypted data, but no backdoors – EURACTIV.com

Companies to Settle FTC Charges They Falsely Claimed Participation in Privacy Shield 

Three U.S. companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers about their participation in the European Union-United States Privacy Shield framework, which allows companies to transfer consumer data from EU member states to the United States in compliance with EU law.

Source: Three Companies Agree to Settle FTC Charges They Falsely Claimed Participation in EU-US Privacy Shield Framework | Federal Trade Commission

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