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Public Access to Documents and Data Protection
By the European Data Protection Supervisor
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Electronic Banking
By the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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P2P File Sharing: Evaluate the Risks
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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Protect your Personnal Information. It is valuable
Tips by StaySafeOnline.org
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Argentina Personal Data Protection Act
Argentina Congress
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Protecting Consumer and the Marketplace: The Need for Federal Privacy Legislation
Brad Smith, Microsoft Corporation
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Australia Facts Sheet on Private Sector Legislation
Australian Government, Attorney's General Department
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Public Advisory: Special Report for Consumers on Identity Theft
United States Department of Justice and Department of the Solicitor General of Canada
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Lloyds Banking Group introduces new electronic identification and verification checks
http://news.europawire.eu/lloyds-banking-group-introduces-new-electronic-identification-and-verification-checks-8765431234567890/eu-press-release/2015/02/12/
From this month, Lloyds Banking Group is introducing a new service to allow customers to provide their identification documents and likeness to those documents ...
Monetary Sanctions for Data Breaches under UK's Data Protection Act
Martha L. Arias, Attorney at Law; IBLS Editor
The United Kingdom enacted the Data Protection Act in 1998, but it was only in 2011 that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) imposed the ...
NO MORE JUNK EMAILS FOR CANADIANS
IBLS Contributor
NO MORE JUNK EMAILS FOR CANADIANS The new Canadian federal anti-spam legislation that will take effect starting July 1st is designed to help Canadians keep ...
Europeans’ Right to Be Forgotten
IBLS Staff
Europeans’ Right to Be Forgotten The endless war between freedom of speech and the right to online privacy is being extended in upcoming meeting ...
Kaspersky Lab research reveals Epic operation is the initial stage of the Turla victim infection mechanism
EuroWire.eu
The “Epic” operation serves as the first phase in a multi-stage infection of the Turla campaign ...
Who Links to my Site?
Abra Millar, Infolaw.co.uk
With webmasters and site owners talking about the signals that links are sending to Google about their website, it is very important to know ...
Do we remember the point of the “right to be forgotten”?
www.infolaw.co.uk/
Do we remember the point of the “right to be forgotten”? By Paul Bernal When the CJEU’s ruling in the Google Spain case (Google Spain ...
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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EU data retention law to help in fight against terrorism
European Union
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Russian Federal Law on Information, Informatization and the Protection of Information
Taken from www.fas.org
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Japan: Law on Protection of Personal Information
From Japan official Government site
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Panama President Signs New E-commerce Bill into Law
By Rolf Müller
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Privacy Matters
By Annie I. Antớn
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E-mail Privacy
By Simmy Sharma , Asian School of Cyber Laws
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Data Dangers Dogs Hard Drive Sells
BBC News UK
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Online Privacy: A Slow, Confusing Start to Giving Customers Control over their Information
Center for Democracy Technology
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New Research Shows that Identity Theft it more Prevalent Offline with Paper than Online
Better Business Bureau- BBB
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Guidelines for Publishing Information Online
US Computer Emergency Readiness Team -US Cert
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Is Google Map Street View an Invasion of Privacy?
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
Few months ago, you could see the photograph of a woman on her underwear just by clicking on Google Map Street View. The woman's ...
Israeli Labor Tribunal Sets forth the Scope of Employee's Privacy in Email
IBLS Contributor: Odia Kagan Tel Aviv, Israel, odia@okaganlaw.com
An employee's right to privacy in his email correspondence in the workplace is not absolute. The Israeli Regional Labor Tribunal sets forth criteria for ...
The Right to Speak Anonymously on the Internet is not Absolute
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
The First Amendment of the United States (US) Constitution protects freedom of speech and sufficient case law extends this Constitutional right to Internet speech. ...
Australia Privacy Laws-
IBLS Contributor: Irene Zeitler, Freehills Law Firm, irene.zeitler@freehills.com
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) this week released Discussion Paper 72, Review of Australian Privacy Law (discussion paper). On 31 January ...
The Meaning of the Term “Complete Independence” of Supervisory Authorities of Data Protection in the European Union
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Editor
The processing of personal data and the free movement of such data in the European Community is a very complex issue that continues to ...
No Expectation of Privacy in Public Chat Rooms
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Editor
Chat rooms became a very common communication means, event at a corporate level. Just as e-mails, public chat rooms communications are recoverable and ...
EU further loosens data protection and privacy rules to fight terrorism
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
The European Union continues to modify its stringent data retention measures to fight terrorism. The latest move has been the adoption of a temporary ...
Private Data Security Breaches
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director.
Do you know how companies are handling your personal information like your name, address, credit card and social security? Have you ever wondered if ...
Portugal adopts data protection legislation to protect citizens’ privacy
Maria L. Lopes Dias, Lopes Dias & Associados, interlawmlld@netcabo.pt, Lisbon
An increase in the use of the Internet has motivated Portuguese and foreign legislators to adopt laws to protect the personal data circulating online ...
Europe at odds over data protection in a post 9-11 world
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
European officials are in the midst of a debate regarding the level of data protection needed to safeguard individual privacy while guaranteeing an effective ...
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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Changes to Act on Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications postponed
IBLS Contributor: Sakari Aalto, Roschier Finland, sakari.aalto@roschier.com
The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has during 2006 prepared a draft Bill to amend the Act on the Protection of Privacy in ...
Outsourcing Offshore May Pose Problems for Protecting Data
IBLS Contributor: David Bender, White & Case LLP, US, dbender@whitecase.com
Recent surveys suggest that data privacy is a growing hot button issue worldwide. With businesses increasingly outsourcing key operations — often to overseas vendors ...
The EU-US Debate over the Exchange of Passenger Data Heats up Again in 2007
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
European Union officials are scheduled to begin discussing a new agreement on the transfer of passenger data to the United States in early 2007, ...
A Children Social Network Company Condemned to Pay $1 million Civil Penalty for Violation of the Children Online Privacy Act.
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director.
How can some entrepreneurs profit from selling children’s private information like age, gender, school attended, date of birth, household income, music preferences, etc? Do ...
Federal Bank and Thrift Regulatory Agencies Publish Guide to Help Financial Institutions Comply with Information Security Guidelines
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Antigua and Bermuda Freedom of Information Act
Caribbean Community- Caricom
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2709th Council Meeting Justice and Home Affairs Brussels
Council of the European Union -- Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs
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Do You Know How to Put Your Identity Back Together Again?
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
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EDPS Opinion on the proposal for granting access to the VIS database for authorities in charge of internal security and for Europol
European Commission and European Data Protection Supervisor
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Bahamas Data Protection Bill
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas- Government Site
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Consolidating the EDPS: second annual report presented
European Data Protection Supervisor
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Social Networking Website for Children Settles FTC Charges
Martha L. Arias; IBLS Senior Editor
Internet companies in the United States are using consumers’ information such as names, e-mails and browsing habits with slight control. There is no legislation ...
Ethiopia plans to establish e-health program and privacy legislation
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Africa
Ethiopia is in the process of putting in place an e-health program to improve the delivery of healthcare services in that African country and ...
The Government's Reponses to the Privacy Act Reports
IBLS Contributors: Alan Peckham & Angela Quintarelli, Freehills, Australia, alan.peckham@freehills.com
The Privacy Commissioner's report followed a request from the Attorney-General in August 2004 that the Privacy Commissioner undertake a review of the private sector ...
Google Street View now in Europe, Raising Privacy Concerns
IBLS Editorial Department
Google's street view feature started by taking satellite pictures of some United States streets and making them available for users looking for street information ...
Fighting IP Cybercrimes: Internet Usage Monitoring Within Organizations
IBLS Editorial Staff
Intellectual Property Cybercrimes (IP Cybercrimes) actions carry important penalties, and thus every organizations should make sure that measures are put into place to prevent ...
UK may fine online operators that block attempts to close accounts
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
The United Kingdom is said to be reviewing allegations regarding possible attempts by online companies to block the closing of personal accounts and the ...
Event Data Recorders in Light Vehicles
Martha L. Arias, LL.B., J.D., LL.M.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a new rule (49 CFR § 563) regarding Event Data Recorders (EDR) installed in light vehicles. ...
Europe increases electronic surveillance to fight terrorism
Editor, Maricelle Ruiz, IBLS Director -- Europe
The Madrid and London public transportation system attacks and the potential for additional devastation are forcing Europeans to relax a strict stance on data ...
Emergency Disclosures by Internet Service Providers (ISPS) Under the USA Patriot Bill
IBLS Editorial Staff
The Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) has been modified numerous times to reflect changes in technology. The ECPA makes it illegal to intercept or ...
Users’ Privacy under the U.S. Cable Communications Policy Act
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Editor
The Internet is the communication system that brought the privacy issue back to litigation in the United States. Indeed, the telephone, another great telecommunication ...
EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications: Individuals Standing in Actions for Annulment
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The European Union (EU) Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament is the community law concerning the processing of data and protection of privacy in ...
Privacy in Employer-Provided Text Messaging Equipment
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Recently, the United States (US) Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed two important legal questions regarding text messaging in employer-provided pagers. First, the ...
The Protection of the Right to Privacy on the Internet in China
Cynthia Zhang and Matthew Murphy, MMLC Group, Beijing
Cyberspace privacy of personal information mainly refers to the right of citizens to enjoy the peace in the network's private life and the protection ...
EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications: Individuals Standing in Actions for Annulment
IBLS Editorial Department
The European Union (EU) Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament is the community law concerning the processing of data and protection of privacy in ...
Is your Employer Snooping in your Personal E-Mail Account? See what the Law Says about Recovering Damages
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
It is clear that employees do not have any expectation of privacy in the e-mail account provided by their employers; but what about personal ...
Data Protection in Colombia
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
On May 2008, the Colombian Telecommunication Commission -Comisión de Regulación de Telecomunicaciones- offered a synopsis about current Colombian data protection regulations and pending legislation ...
Be Careful- There May not be Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Text Messages
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Is there reasonable expectation of privacy in text messages? Just as this question arouse in the context of e-mails, telephonic conversations, computer information, and ...
SEC Issues GLB Model Privacy Form Test Data
IBLS Contributor: U.S. Federal Trade Commission- FTC.gov
The Federal Trade Commission announced today a Federal Register notice describing quantitative consumer testing of a model privacy form developed as part of a ...
Recent Regulation Aimed at Simplifying the Enforcement of Italian Data Protection Regulation
IBLS Contributor: Giorgio Corno, Avvocato – Lissone, Milan, giorgio.corno@studiocorno.it
Since its enactment in 1995, Italian Small Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) found numerous difficulties in the enforcement of the Italian Data Protection Code (IDPC) ...
Personal Identifiable Information Collected by Cable Companies Providing Internet Services
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Privacy is a significant issue for Internet users, and how such privacy is protected when cable companies provide Internet services is also a user's ...
Photo Sharing, Wikis, Social Networks –Web 2.0 and Malware 2.0. EU Agency issues Position Paper on security for the next generation web.
ENISA
A new ENISA report explains the risks of Web 2.0 – photo sharing, wikis, social bookmarking and social networking - and “malware 2.0”, a ...
Easy, You Can Now Privately Confess Your Sins on the Internet!
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director.
Internet is definitely a versatile source; Internet users are now confessing their secrets, sins, and more in websites specifically created for this purpose. ...
Can the Attorney-Client Privilege Survive the E-Mail Setting?
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Our ancestors used to say that communications between one's doctor and attorney were sacred; that means, they were secret and well respected. This ...
Data Subject Rights in the Processing of Personal Data by EU Community Institutions
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
EC Regulation 45/2001 of December 18, 2000, set up rules for "the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by ...
Must Cable Companies Providing Internet Services Notify Subscribers of Personal Information Given to the Government in Criminal Investigations?
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The United States 1984 Cable Act (CA) regulates provision of cable services. At the time of its enactment, cable companies did not provide ...
ENISA Kicks off Emerging and Future Risks Identification: Remote Health Monitoring and Treatment Scenario Assessed
IBLS Contributor: ENISA- www.enisa.europa.eu
The EU Agency ENISA [European Network and Information Security Agency] today released its report presenting major potential Emerging and Future Risks [EFR] in a ...
More Israeli Cases Request the Identities of Web Users
IBLS Contributor: Attorney Odia Kagan, Tel Aviv, Israel, odia@okaganlaw.com
The ink on the Court ruling in the Mor case, which sets guidelines for disclosing the identity of anonymous writers on the web, had ...
The European Union will have a Criminal Record Information System
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
On September 18, 2008, the EU Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion that agrees on the EU Council's proposal to establish an electronic ...
United States Discovery Rules v. Foreign Data Protection Laws
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Under the United States (U.S.) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) a federal court, and states courts, may compel discovery of certain documents. ...
Japan’s Privacy Law
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Corporate use of the Internet prompted governments’ revision of privacy laws. Nowadays, personal and sensitive information is stored in and handled through computers ...
Overview of Data Protection Laws in Lithuania
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Data protection should be a major concern for individuals, especially, Internet users. No matter the type of business dealings -online or offline, - ...
Is an IP Address Personal Information under Hong Kong Privacy Law?
IBLS Editorial Department
Privacy laws protect personal individuals' identifiable information. IP (Internet protocol) addresses itself are not considered personal information, although they may lead to other ...
E-Mails & Privacy under the U.S. Patriot Act
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA), Pub. L. No. 99-508, § 201, 100 Stat. 1848, codified as amended at 18 U.S.C.S. §§ ...
Can EU Internet Service Providers Provide Information Regarding Copyright Infringers?
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Databases recovered value with the imposition of the Internet. Nowadays, companies significantly invest in collecting, protecting, maintaining, and securing their databases. It is ...
Internet Wiretaps Prohibited…For Now
IBLS Contributor: Attorney Odia Kagan, Tel Aviv, Israel, odia@okaganlaw.com
In an unusual decision the Court granted the motion of civil rights organizations to rehear a case, pertaining to the wiretapping of e-mail messages. ...
Understanding Internet Defamation
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
The law of Defamation has come under renewed scrutiny with the advent of the Internet. This is largely because it is the nature of ...
Internet Access to Public Records v. Privacy: what a Complex Clash to Unravel
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
Do you recall this ancient and still unsolved riddle: what comes first, the egg or the hen? Well, here is a more sophisticated ...
New Workplace Surveillance Rules in Victoria
By Kaman Tsoi, Senior Associate, and Emily Sykes, Articled Clerk of the Melbourne Corporate group, www.freehills.com
On 1 July 2007, the Surveillance Devices (Workplace Privacy) Act 2006 (Vic) came into effect, amending the existing Surveillance Devices Act 1999 (Vic) (Act). ...
Your Privacy in this Financial Database World: Is There Still Any?
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
The U.S. Education Department cut outside access to its database that contained personal information about financial aid applicants (New York Times, April, 2007); The ...
The 2007 International Privacy Ranking
By Privacy International Organization
Each year since 1997, the US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center and the UK-based Privacy International have undertaken what has now become the most comprehensive ...
Canada, England, and Netherlands: Example of E-consent Mechanisms for the U.S. Sensitive Health Data Project
IBLS Editorial Department
The United States Department of Health and Human Services ("DHHS”) is engaged in a 10-year plan to develop a national electronic information infrastructure (“NHII”) ...
Streets Surveillance Cameras
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment...You had to live -- did live, from ...
California Database Security Breach Statute
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Databases with customers' sensitive information became the target of identity thieves. Identity thieves discovered that by accessing relevant databases they have row material ...
March 2008 German High Court Ruling Limits Data & Piracy Tracking
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
German music companies who had turned to methods used by the American recording industry to track down music pirates have been stopped by a ...
NJ Supreme Court Says Subpoena Needed for Internet Records
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
The New Jersey Supreme Court has given a huge victory to Internet privacy advocates by ruling that the Government needs a valid subpoena before ...
Twelve Questions for Board Oversight of Data Privacy and Security
IBLS Contributor: Mark F. Foley, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
An upcoming WISCONSIN LAWYER article, Board Oversight of Information Technology, Data Privacy and Data Security: The New Imperative, will discuss why Boards of ...
Data Privacy and Data Security: The New Imperative
IBLS Contributor: Mark F. Foley, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
As the opportunities and risks arising out of the use of information technology in modern business have expanded, so has the need for Board ...
Fighting Anonymous Defamation
IBLS Contributor Odia Kagan Tel Aviv, Israel, odia@okaganlaw.com
How can an anonymous writer of defamatory content be brought to trial? In June 2007, it was published that Tnuva, Israel's largest supplier of ...
Sears and K-Mart Purposely Exposing Web Customers to Spyware
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
A Harvard professor has published a claim that Net marketing software employed by Sears and corporate sibling K-Mart has been linked to privacy concerns, ...
Is there Reasonable Expectation of Privacy or Confidentiality on Employer-Furnished Laptops?
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
“An employee has no expectation in workplace computer files where company guidelines and policy explicitly inform the employee that no expectation of privacy exists." ...
District Court Bars the Sale of Consumers' Telephone Records to Third Parties
IBLS Contributor: U.S. Federal Trade Commission
A federal judge has barred the illegal operation of an information broker who advertised and sold confidential consumer telephone records to third parties without ...
Special Rights and Privacy under the Sweden Electronic Communications Act
IBLS Editorial Department
Sweden Electronic Communications Act 2003: 389 entered into force on July 25, 2003, and aimed to ensure that private individuals, legal entities, and public ...
Record U.K. Internet Lible Case Yields $200,000 Award
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
An executive in the British property sector has been awarded record Internet libel damages by a British court in one of the first-ever cases ...
European Approach to Privacy in the Workplace
IBLS Editorial Department
The employees' right to privacy in Europe is ingrained in their culture and it has evolved as a human right since the French revolution, ...
Phorm Warned by British Government Over Ad System, Must Use Opt-In
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
A firestorm has erupted over the Phorm company's highly sophisticated and invasive Webwise ad selling system that actually intrudes into the user's personal ...
EU Protection of Copyrights and Service Providers' Obligation to Communicate Personal Data in Civil Proceedings
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
Interpretation of European Community laws and their adaptation by Member States is a complex task when several EU Directives are involved. In January 2008, ...
Personal Data Should be Handled Like Spent Nuclear Fuel
Kelly O'Connell, IBLS Editor
Private data is so dangerous and volatile if mishandled and its power to damage lasts so long that one author claims it needs to ...
Reform of State Secrets Privilege at Tuesday Congressional Hearing
By the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, January 29, at 9:30 a.m, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing ...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Programs on Best Practices for Protecting Personal Information and Securing Data
IBLS Contributor: U.S. Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission, International Association of Privacy Professionals, and Northwestern University School of Law will co-host a one-day public workshop on April 15, ...
Wikileaks, a Whistle-blower Website, and its Winning- First Amendment Argument
IBLS Editorial Department
The Wikileaks case exemplifies the legal proceedings of the information technology era. The case involves data protection laws in two continental regions (Europe and ...
Public Access to Court Electronic Records- PACER
IBLS Editorial Department
The United States Judiciary implemented a program called "Pacer” (“Public Access to Court Electronic Records”), to provide users with public access to case and ...
Do you Have Reasonable Expectation of Privacy on Data Stored in your Laptop which is Connected to a Network?
Martha L. Arias, IBLS Director
As IBLS Editorial Department has reported in previous legal articles, there is no expectation of privacy on data stored by an employee in the ...
U.S. Online Advertising Rules that Protect Children’s Privacy: a Good Legislative Model
Martha L. Arias, Attorney at Law; IBLS Editor
In the United States, online advertising is subject to general and specific rules depending on the product or service. Online advertising of products or ...
Identity Theft: a Matter of Public Concern
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney; IBLS Director
Data brokers and other companies providing similar services outrage us, the citizens, when our private information is sold as commodity over the Internet. ...
Internet Service Providers' Release of Users' Information without a Subpoena Order to Military Courts
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) release of users’ information is generally allowed when the ISP receives a subpoena order. Also, when the user’s information ...
Your Facebook Information May Be Subject to Discovery
Martha L. Arias; Attorney at Law, IBLS Editor
Social networks are an excellent way to communicate with friends and clients, but people should use them with previous reading of the “Miranda” warning; ...
Freedom of Expression v. Government Confidential Information in Europe
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The Wikileaks scandal has raised questions about the applicable law to the press publication of government confidential information; does the freedom of expression principle ...
Facebook Accounts Are Admissible Evidence to Prove Motives, Plans, and State of Mind of a Criminal Defendant
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law attorney; IBLS Editor
Nowadays, it is amazing how easy it is for a criminal investigator to go online and get instant information about a persons' address, contacts, ...
Hidden Video Cameras at the Workplace: is this a Violation of Privacy?
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Technology is invading people's space and depriving them of their right to privacy. Installation of hidden video cameras at the workplace, for instance, ...
India 2011 Security and Privacy Laws
Martha L. Arias; IBLS Editor
The Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced new security and data privacy rules in April 2011. These rules are considered very ...
Data Regarding a Person’s Tax Information Constitutes Personal Data under European Community Law, Part I
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
When a data subject alleges violation of privacy for unauthorized transmission of personal data, the analysis, under most countries' legislations, starts by determining whether ...
Workplace Surveillance in Restrooms and Locker Rooms: is it Legal?
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
It is understandable that some employers may require stringent workplace surveillance methods given the type of business they conduct. Some employers who do not ...
Data Protection Law Applied to Social Networking in the European Union- Part I
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Most data protection principles were drafted for the off-line world. The virtual world, however, is claiming data protection principles now. Thus, the question ...
Privacy v. the Flow of Personal Tax Data in the European Union
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Editor
Some European countries such as Finland used to publish data concerning peoples' tax information. This information included name and last name of those ...
A Minor’s Right to Privacy under the European Convention on Human Rights
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Editor
Although Internet defamation is more common among adults and zealous business competitors, the youth is also using the Internet to defame others or to ...
Right to Access and Time Limit for the Storage of Personal Data in the European Union
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The storage of personal private information is a complex issue that requires some balance between the data subject's and the controller"s rights. Regarding ...
A Library’s Use of Filtering Software is not a Restrain on People’s First Amendment Rights
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
In the United States, public libraries may receive federal funds to pay for Internet connections. Likewise, federal law requires libraries to use filtering software ...
Google Street View Privacy Lawsuit Fails: Boring v. Google, Inc.
IBLS Editorial Department
A couple from Pennsylvania sued Google, Inc. A Google camera car had driven up their private driveway and taken photographs that were later posted ...
Data Protection Law Applied to Social Networking in the European Union- Part II
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
Part I of this article posted the question of whether traditional data protection laws and principles should be applied to the virtual world, concretely, ...
May a Person be Rendered Inadmissible to the United States for Censurable Material Found on his/her Computer?
Martha L. Arias, Immigration & Internet Law attorney; IBLS Editor
The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) expressly lists the causes that render a person inadmissible to the United States; this refers to inadmissibility to ...
Employer’s Monitoring of Telephone, E-Mail and Internet Usage in U.K.
Martha L. Arias, Immigration and Internet Law Attorney, Miami; IBLS Director
The employer's monitoring of telephone, e-mail, and Internet usage at workplace has become a popularly litigated issue in many countries. Do employees have ...