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Posted in Consumer Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, International/EU Privacy

China: The Strengthening of Online Private Information Protection

With a population reaching billions, it is not a surprise that the number of internet users in China is drastically increasing.  Such influx of Chinese “netizens” brings with it the importance for protection of online private information.  As a result, in the last days of the 2012 calendar year, the Standing Committee of the National [...]

Posted in International/EU Privacy

An injunction too far: The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) rules out injunctions against ISPs that allow general filtering to prevent illegal downloading

In the SABAM case, the ECJ held that the Belgian court erred in ordering an ISP to install a wide ranging filtering system, recognized that internet users do not have a fundamental right to illegally download copyrighted material, and leaves the door open to more targeted actions.

Posted in International/EU Privacy

Network Neutrality Advances in the E.U.

The network neutrality debate in the U.S. has moved to the appeal courts as the 2010 FCC Order, which becomes effective on Nov. 20, awaits review. Meanwhile, two E.U. developments presage more regulatory steps forward. The result is movement away from the European Commission’s wait-and-see communique announced just last April.

Posted in International/EU Privacy

EU Article 29 Working Party Report on ISP and Telecom Carrier Data Retention for Law Enforcement Purposes

Winston Maxwell, a partner in Hogan Lovells’ Paris Office prepared this entry. On July 13, 2010 the EU’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted a report (http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/docs/wpdocs/2010/wp172_en.pdf ) describing how ISPs and telecom carriers retain traffic data for law enforcement purposes in Europe. The European Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32006L0024:EN:HTML) was supposed to harmonize national [...]

Posted in Consumer Privacy

Second Circuit Rules Anonymity of Internet Users Not Protected by First Amendment

Thanks to Eric Bukstein in the Hogan Lovells privacy group for providing this report. On May 3, 2010, in Arista Records v. Doe 3, a Second Circuit panel issued an opinion finding that an Internet user’s right to remain anonymous is not sufficient to prevent an ISP from revealing his identity in a copyright infringement dispute. The court held [...]