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Canada: Facebook violates privacy laws

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Canada's privacy commission has published a report claiming that Facebook is breaching Canadian law by holding on to users' personal information indefinitely. Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says Facebook should hang on to the data only...

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Europe votes on anti-piracy laws

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Europeans suspected of putting movies and music on file-sharing networks could be thrown off the web under proposals before Brussels. The powers are in a raft of laws that aim to harmonise the regulations...

Google calls for web privacy laws

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Search site Google has called on governments and business to agree a basic set of global privacy rules. Without global standards the health of the internet was at risk, the firm's privacy chief Peter Fleischer...

Europe Seeks to Tighten Some Online Laws

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The German and Dutch governments have taken the lead on crafting legislation that would make it illegal to provide false information to ISPs and require phone companies to save detailed records on customer usage. The...

UK copyright laws "outdated"

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OUTDATED COPYRIGHT LAWS in the UK need a re-think, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research, or the IPPR. The research body is mulling over the idea of a personal "private right to copy,"...

UK Urged to Update Copyright Laws

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In the United Kingdom burning CDs and DVDs for personal use is common. Now the ministers of the UK are being urged now to modify copyright laws to allow users to legally rip CDs and...

Calif. OKs Anti-Spyware, Swapping Laws

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed separate legislation designed to combat spyware and the illegal online swapping of copyright material. One bill requires people who share movies, videos and recordings on file-sharing services to provide...

UK surveillance laws may be illegal

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The United Kingdom's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), which gives U.K. law enforcement agencies access to consumers' mobile phone and Internet data, may be illegal, according to UK information commissioner Elizabeth France. ...

US Laws on backups to be shook up?

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Us Legislators are readying a bill that could sharply limit Americans' rights relating to copying music, taping TV shows, and transferring files through the Internet. Quelle surprise!! At...

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