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Everyone Should Have a Real Chance to Defend Their Anonymity

In the United States, everyone – even people accused of offensive conduct – has the right to communicate anonymously, and that right should never be infringed without due process. Our Constitution guarantees this, whether your speech is popular or distasteful.

Source: Everyone Should Have a Real Chance to Defend Their Anonymity

What Anthem’s Settlement Reveals About Future Data Breach Suits

Anthem’s decision to pay $115 million to settle a class action suit brought as a result of the 2015 data breach affecting 78 million people could lead to new questions about cybersecurity negligence.

Source: What Anthem’s Settlement Reveals About Future Data Breach Suits – WSJ

FTC shuts down Blue Global for sharing consumers’ loan-application data

The Federal Trade Commission said it halted the operations of Blue Global Media after the company earned millions of dollars by falsely promising to match them with low-rate loans.

Source: FTC shuts down Blue Global for sharing consumers’ loan-application data | VentureBeat | Business | by Kevin Kelleher

Facebook’s Small Print Might Be Next Big Antitrust Target

Facebook Inc.’s small print may be the next big thing in European antitrust as watchdogs home in on how the world’s biggest social network collects information from users that helps generate vast advertising revenues.

Source: Facebook’s Small Print Might Be Next Big Antitrust Target – Bloomberg

European Court of Human Rights on Finding the Right Balance in Respect of Employer Email Monitoring – An Opportunity Missed!

In the case of Bărbulescu v Romania the European Court of Human Rights held that an employer’s monitoring of their employee’s instant messenger account and the disclosure of these communications containing highly private, sensitive information was justified and therefore not a breach of Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

Source: European Court of Human Rights on Finding the Right Balance in Respect of Employer Email Monitoring – An Opportunity Missed! – SCRIPTed

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