• How GDPR data laws will affect SA business 23/04/2018
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has a very specific mandate: to provide greater personal data protection. The legislation applies to all individuals within the European Union (EU), and covers all information that could identify them, both directly or indirectly. As a South African based ...
  • US vs EU: antitrust, data, and privacy policy 23/04/2018
    While the EU has taken aggressive measures against the digital platforms, including a €2.4 billion fine on Google and introducing significant privacy laws (GDPR), regulators in the United States have demonstrated a more lenient approach. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the EU versus US ...
  • Europe's new privacy rules are no silver bullet 23/04/2018
    Under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, the recent Facebook data scandal would not have happened, according to Vĕra Jourová, the bloc's justice commissioner. U.S. lawmakers — until recently not the biggest fans of Europe's tough stance on data protection — now speak ...
  • Democrat Leader Recruits Ro Khanna to Draft 'Internet Bill of Rights' 23/04/2018
    However, Khanna told, “GDPR is too vague and is a moving goalpost,” in an effort to push for his own Internet Bill of Rights, a draft for which there is no set date. “European users will have to click through more things to get internet access. Let's wait to see how GDPR works in […]

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  • Syracuse University permanently expels fraternity over 'anti-Semitic' video 23/04/2018
    The school said it will never be allowed to release the names of the students in the video over federal privacy law. News of the skit circulated through the campus on Wednesday. The fraternity did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the chapter's expulsion Saturday, the AP reported ...
  • Names of students in Syracuse frat videos never to be released by SU 23/04/2018
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse Dean of Students Robert Hradsky said that the university will not be able to release the names involved in the offensive Theta Tau fraternity video due to federal privacy law. Hradsky said that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act restricts the university from publicizing ...
  • Congressional Hearing Addresses Privacy Breaches 23/04/2018
    With frustration and disappointment, Congress argued that the privacy issues on Facebook are in severe need of major change, otherwise the law will step in to oversee regulations. The public needs to feel that their information is safe. They are taking the precautions of setting their profiles to private, but ...
  • Europe's new privacy rules are no silver bullet 23/04/2018
    Higher standards will make it harder for anyone other than the most deep-pocketed multinationals to compete for business in a world where failure to adhere to Europe's privacy rules could carry a hefty cost — up to €20 million or 4 percent of companies' global revenue, whichever is higher.