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Two Federal Supreme Court decisions concerning Facebook posts
  • Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte
  • Switzerland
  • June 30 2015

In Summer 2014 a number of anti-Semitic statements were posted on Facebook, several of which were posted under a pseudonym. As these statements

Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in Java API dispute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google's appeal of the Federal Circuit's 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure

The changing landscape: infringing online content and new Metadata Laws
  • Kliger Partners
  • Australia
  • June 29 2015

Recent legal developments are changing the privacy landscape and the practical consequences of online piracy, even for "small time" offenders. Dallas

BC Court of Appeal upholds worldwide injunction against Google
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • June 25 2015

In Equustek Solutions Inc. v Google Inc., the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld the Supreme Court's jurisdiction to issue an injunction with

BC Privacy Act does not oust Facebook’s forum selection clause: BC Court of Appeal
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2015

How do operators of global services deal with the panoply of legal systems around the world? One common strategy relies on choice of law and forum

B.C. Court of Appeal stays a proposed privacy class action against Facebook based on a forum selection clause
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2015

On June 19, 2015, the British Columbia Court of Appeal stayed a proposed privacy class action in Douez v. Facebook, Inc. by enforcing a forum

US 9th Circuit holds Google beyond question: map tack not hearsay
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

A Ninth Circuit Panel held that a GPS location tack generated out of court on a Google-Maps satellite image is not hearsay under the Federal Rules of

A new ruling by the French data protection authority: is the right to be forgotten crossing the Atlantic to the U.S.?
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • France, USA
  • June 24 2015

France’s data protection authority, the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (“CNIL”), has ordered Google to delist several

Facial recognition technology: social media and beyond, an emerging concern
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2015

This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant

European Court of Human Rights finds website liable for comments made by anonymous user
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • June 22 2015

In what has been regarded a surprising decision, the ECHR has found Delfi, a news website in Estonia, responsible for anonymous comments posted to