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Facebook Risks EU-Wide Privacy Fights After Setback at Top Court

Facebook could be in the firing line of data privacy regulators across the European Union if the bloc’s top court follows the opinion of an adviser who said the social media giant may be policed by authorities in the country where users are based.

Source: Facebook Risks EU-Wide Privacy Fights After Setback at Top Court – Bloomberg

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

US seeks input into Data Commissioner’s Facebook case

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.

Source: US seeks input into Data Commissioner’s Facebook case

Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court 

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.

Source: Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court – Bloomberg

UK judge grants malicious falsehood and data protection injunctions over video content

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.

Source: High Court judge grants malicious falsehood and data protection injunctions over video content

Europe’s Courts Decide: Does U.S. Spying Violate Europe’s Privacy?

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).

Source: Europe’s Courts Decide: Does U.S. Spying Violate Europe’s Privacy?

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