The Supreme Court agreed to hear the federal government’s case against Microsoft, in which it seeks access to emails held overseas.
US government lawyers have said it is critically important its views are taken into account when the High Court finalises the questions to be decided by the EU Court of Justice about the way EU citizens’ data is transferred to other countries.
Belgium’s data privacy watchdog accuses Facebook of Big Brother-style snooping on internet users. The regulator sought a court order on Thursday forcing Facebook to stop any collection of data for advertising purposes and the provision of “misleading” information to users, under the threat of a 250,000 euro daily penalty.
A UK businessman has been barred from repeating false statements he made about a rival company and one of its senior employees, and ordered not to process the personal data of that employee again.
Google is facing a new lawsuit over allegations that it shared the names and other personally identifiable information of people who purchased apps with developers.
A European Union court case ostensibly to keep personal data private could backfire and cause great damage to the continent, say industry leaders and legal experts.
A recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Barbulescu v. Romania, no. 61496/08 affirms the right of employers to monitor their employees online activities and electronic communications, subject to certain restrictions.
In a long-awaited decision on whether and how Europeans’ private data can be protected from the roving eyes of the NSA, the Irish Commercial High Court this morning declared that “standard contractual clauses” —the procedure that tech companies like Facebook use to try to satisfy European privacy laws—should be reviewed by the European Union’s top court, the Court of Justice (CJEU).
A man who refused to provide passwords to his electronic devices when stopped by British police was found guilty under terrorism laws at a court in London on Monday, in a case that campaigners say threatens personal privacy.
An employee had used his employer’s Yahoo! messenger service (intended for work use) for personal communications, including with his fiancé and brother. His employer monitored those communications and sacked him for misuse of its messenger service. Did that monitoring of his private communications breach his privacy rights under Article 8 ECHR? No, said the Romanian courts, and Strasbourg’s Fourth Chamber said likewise. But on a further appeal to the Grand Chamber of the ECHR, that assessment has been reversed: the last word is that Article 8 was indeed breached here.