Recently Facebook published latest (Q3) user and revenue update, having the overall users base drop (in Europe and US, mainly). While the drop of users, when compared to total numbers, is small, it is strong signal that users in Europe are not happy with some of Facebook’s practices. More specifically, the drop-in user count is […]
My notes on interesting stuff where law and tech collides.
Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (“CISPE”) – a relatively new coalition of more than 20 cloud infrastructure providers operating in Europe – has recently published its first Code of Conduct for Cloud Infrastructures Services. The CISPE Code of Conduct: Gives a framework to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation Excludes the reuse of […]
Manual of Harris Corp.’s surveillance device shows how police can spy on phones. Stingray devices can track phone’s connection to the simulated tower, information about its location, and certain “over the air” electronic messages sent to and from them. And that’s at minimum. Full story
Hunton & Williams has published chapters of the third edition of the book The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2016. The guide is comprehensive worldwide legal analysis of the laws and regulations relating to data protection. Published chapters include review of new EU General data protection regulation, as well as laws of Belgium, China, France, Germany, United […]
Last week, on 14 June 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (“Court”) in the case of Biržietis v. Lithuania decided that overall ban on beards in prisons violates human rights of inmates. The applicant is Lithuanian national, Mr Rimantas Biržietis who lodged a case in Court against Republic of Lithuania arguing that a prohibition on […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is hot topic – AI software AlphaGo in March defeated the world champion in Goand game such making a mark in AI history. There is no doubt that AI will change industries and our jobs – including finances. So Baker and McKenzie in their recent survey report “Ghosts in the Machine: Artificial intelligence, risks and […]
Biometrics are coming into our lives very fast. It rises both concerns and opportunities. Recently MasterCard announced a new authentication solution – selfie. Soon instead of entering a PIN or password you will be able to authorize a payment by taking a selfie.