Belgian Court Beats “Big Brother” Facebook Inc. in Privacy Case

Belgian Court Beats “Big Brother” Facebook Inc. in Privacy Case

By Ally Stafford

A court in Belgium ruled that Facebook violated privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across the web. The court threatened Facebook with a fine of 250,000 Euros (USD 310,000) a day and could reach up to 100 million Euros (USD 125 million) if it continued to breach privacy laws.

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Is Privacy a Fundamental Right?

Is Privacy a Fundamental Right?

By: Shivani Verma.

Countries around the world are beginning to grapple with the legal rights of citizens in the technology age. India has joined the European Union in recognition of a right to privacy. What led to this landmark decision, and what are the implications?

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A Push for More Data Privacy in New Zealand

A Push for More Data Privacy in New Zealand

By: Gary Gonzalez

Data privacy is a hot topic around the globe. The General Data Protection Regulation is a leading factor for this trend. The regulation affects all companies conducting business within the European Union. One of the countries seeking to increase its data privacy laws is New Zealand. The United States, however, has taken a step in the other direction. This paper will briefly touch on the upcoming changes to U.S. privacy laws, and then explain the proposed changes to New Zealand’s privacy laws.

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Watch Out: Your Privacy Policy may have International Implications

Watch Out: Your Privacy Policy may have International Implications

By Gary Gonzalez.

Last year, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for almost $19 Billion. Throughout the process, Facebook and WhatsApp told the public it would not change the data privacy that WhatsApp offered its customer. However, after the purchase was completed, Facebook changed its policy regarding the use of data from WhatsApp customers. Today's post discusses the international laws that the change implicates and how some courts are handling consumer's complaints.

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