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On March 27, 2015 Google succeeded in obtaining a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (“AG”) from Judge Windgate in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

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The U.K.’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (“IPT”) found that a collection program the UK used for seven years was lacking in transparency and violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) until recent...

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The Global Network Initiative (“GNI”) recently released a report, “Data Beyond Borders: Mutual Legal Assistance in the Internet Age,”examining the current dysfunction in the existing Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (“MLAT”) process and making recommendations to...

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Efforts to end bulk surveillance under Section 215 of FISA picked up some momentum last week thanks to two legal developments. First, Attorney General Holder and Director of National Intelligence Clapper sent a letter voicing...

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The UK Parliament approved emergency legislation known as the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (“DRIP”) on Thursday, July 17th, making significant amendments to the existing surveillance and data retention regime in the...

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There is more happening this summer in Brazil than just the World Cup. On June 23, 2014, Brazil’s new internet law, Marco Civil da Internet, Law No. 12, 965 (April 23, 2014), goes into effect...

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (“OAIC”) issued a guidance document last week on the new privacy laws taking effect on March 12, 2014. The “Australian Privacy Principles Guidelines” offer an integrated view of...

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently found that a defendant has no reasonable expectation of privacy in an image’s metadata, including the GPS coordinates, even if the defendant did not...

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The news media is reporting that the Administration is moving closer to acting on its long in the works plans for expanding wiretapping capability requirements under the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (“CALEA”), 42...

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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion on April 16, 2012, breathing new life into Free Speech Coalition’s challenge to Section 2257’s recordkeeping requirements on producers of adult content, ( Free Speech Coalition...

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