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GRAF ISOLA Rechtsanwälte GmbH | Austria | 3 May 2022

Facebook posts – balancing right to respect for privacy and family life with right to freedom of expression

In a recent decision concerning a Facebook post, the Supreme Court ruled that the personality right to respect for privacy and family life outweighs the right to freedom of expression if statements published on Facebook do not contribute to a debate of general social interest. The case revolved around a post made by a mother on a public Facebook profile after a court of guardianship changed......
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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP | European Union | 29 Apr 2022

Overview of EU social media regulation

As with any other powerful tool, social media can be used malevolently. Any content can be made available on social media, including highly controversial or illegal content such as fake news and discriminatory or offensive content. This is why social media invariably features at the centre of so many political and geopolitical events. Currently, there is no EU regulation that is applicable......
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Apolat Legal | Vietnam | 5 Apr 2022

Covid-19: Freedom Of Speech: Is It Misused?

Pressure from the fight against Coronavirus (nCoV) is escalating. Governments, including Viet Nam, are making their best effort to control activities…
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Homble Olsby | Littler | Norway | 15 Dec 2021

Social media and freedom of expression: how can employers deal with outspoken employees?

The use of the internet and social media has given individuals new arenas of expression and the opportunity to share their thoughts with a large audience. For employers, this can be both troublesome and harmful when employees use such online platforms to express themselves in a way that does not align with the company's values. This article looks at the actions that employers can take when......
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Obhan & Associates | India | 10 Nov 2021

Government released FAQs on the IT Rules, 2021: Explained

The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“IT Rules, 2021“) were enacted in…
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Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, Chile, etc. | 21 Jul 2021

Data localisation measures double in less than five years

The spread of data localisation measures is a growing threat to the digital economy, a US-based think tank has warned.
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Lexology PRO | USA | 1 Jul 2021

Microsoft counsel blasts US government for using too many secrecy orders

Microsoft’s vice president of customer security has told members of Congress that US federal law enforcement agencies impose about 10 secrecy orders on the company per day, preventing customers from knowing that their data is being taken out of the cloud.
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Hogan Lovells | Poland | 9 Feb 2021

Bill on the protection of freedom of speech on social media

The Polish Ministry of Justice published a bill on the Protection of the Freedom of Speech on Social Media. The bill’s aim is to provide a legal…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Brazil, European Union, Global, etc. | 25 Nov 2020

FinTech Global Regulatory Round-up - w/e 20 November 2020

In this regular update, we round-up FinTech-related regulatory developments for the week ending 20 November 2020. Global FATF Speech: Implementation…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 20 Nov 2020

“Keep it Strong and Simple”: PRA speech on proposals for new post-Brexit prudential regime

On 12 November, Sam Woods (CEO of the PRA) used his Mansion House speech (the Speech) to discuss the merits of introducing a new “strong and simple”…
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