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UK surveillance regime dealt another blow in court

The UK government has suffered yet another defeat in the courts over a surveillance regime that critics have dubbed a ‘Snooper’s charter’. Today the UK High Court agreed with several

Intel antitrust decision sent for review by Europe’s top court

A 2009 European Union antitrust decision that hit Intel with an at-the-time record fined for -- as the Commission saw it -- abusing its No.1 position in the market for computer chips has been dealt a

On data protection Brexit means mirroring EU rules, confirms UK minister

What does Brexit mean for UK data protection rules? Likely mirroring the major part of EU data protection law, according to UK digital minister Matt Hancock, who was giving evidence to a House of Lord

EU court rejects data retention law, throwing cold water on UK’s ‘Snooper’s Charter’

The highest court in Europe today ruled that “general and indiscriminate” data retention directives contravene European Union law — dealing a significant blow to governments an

Bulk data collection only lawful for fighting serious crime, says Europe’s top court

The European Court of Justice has issued a preliminary ruling on a data retention case brought by UK MPs and privacy rights groups seeking to challenge the government's data retention regime under DRI

More uncertainty over EU-U.S. data flows as Irish DPA warns on legality of model contract clauses

Another development in the slow unraveling of the legal regime governing EU-U.S. data flows: the Irish data protection agency has warned that one of the mechanisms currently being used by thousands of

Startups to Congress: Strong data security keeps us competitive

Over the past few weeks, Twilio has had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff who have taken on the difficult task of balancing security and privacy. We were struck by the s

Draft Text Of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Deal Fails To Impress The Man Who Slayed Safe Harbor

The draft text of an agreement between the EU and the US to establish a new self-certification framework governing transatlantic data flows aimed at ensuring data protection and privacy compliance whe

Europe And US Seal ‘Privacy Shield’ Data Transfer Deal To Replace Safe Harbor

A new transatlantic data transfer deal has been announced today between the EU and the US. The new EU-US Privacy Shield replaces the old Safe Harbor agreement, which was invalidated by the European Co

US-EU Safe Harbor Data-Transfer Talks Enter Final Week

As negotiations on a key transatlantic data-transfer agreement enter the final week, before the EU's end of January deadline, senior US and EU officials have been discussing the state of play at the S

Facebook ‘Class Action’ Privacy Lawsuit Moves To Austrian Supreme Court

A privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook last year by Viennese lawyer and data privacy activist Max Schrems has moved up to Austria's Supreme Court which will rule on whether the suit can be treated a

New U.K. Comms Data Capture Bill Incoming This Week

Reminder: The U.K. government is preparing to publish a draft bill aiming to strengthen and shore up the intelligence and security agencies' capabilities in the digital era. The proposed legislation,

What Startups Need To Know About The Safe Harbor Ruling In Europe

Rooted in history and deep-seated cultural beliefs, the European Court of Justice’s recent decision to invalidate a major data-sharing agreement should be as unsurprising as it is unsettling to U.S.

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Microsoft announced new hardware, Twitter finally got a permanent CEO, and Facebook confirmed it is working on augmented reality. Here in the TechCrunch studio, we talked about India&#8217

Europe’s Top Court Strikes Down ‘Safe Harbor’ Data-Transfer Agreement With U.S.

The European Court of Justice has today declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years.

New U.K. Government Focuses On Startups And Spooks

The U.K. voted in a General Election on Thursday. The result ends five years of coalition government, and ushers in five years of true blue Tory rule. Here's a quick round up of a few of the tech issu

Europe’s Top Court Rules That Browsing The Internet Does Not In Itself Infringe Copyright (Phew)

A long-running European legal battle over the copyright status of cached copies of documents held on the computers of Internet users has been resolved today. A preliminary ruling by the European Co

Google Offers Webform To Comply With Europe’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Live in the European Union and want some old, irrelevant info about you deleted from search results? Google has now implemented a search removal request mechanism for people living in Europe who belie

EU Court Rules Google Must Give Individuals “Right To Be Forgotten” (Or Not To Be Found)

The European Court Of Justice has ruled that Google must respect the "right to be forgotten" and, at the request of private individuals, remove "irrelevant" and outdated information that contravenes a

EU court rules ISPs can’t be forced to filter out illegal content

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