Privacy News Daily | March 27, 2019

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 by Caleb Chen
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Here is the Online Privacy News Update for March 27th, 2018. Today, the world is still coming to grips with the EU Parliament’s passing of Article 13 and Article 11 (now known as Article 15 and Article 17). Read below for other privacy news from today.

AI-based predictive policing systems widely used in US and UK, despite concerns about privacy, and flaws in the approach

Bill That Would Restore Net Neutrality Moves Forward Despite Telecom’s Best Efforts to Kill it

HR 1644, the Save the Internet Act of 2019 seeks to restore  net neutrality in the United States. HR 1644 has made it past its first legislative hurdle in the House of Representatives.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvyqvm/bill-that-would-restore-net-neutrality-moves-forward-despite-telecoms-best-efforts-to-kill-it

5 Reasons why AMP for email is bad

Google AMP hasn’t been the most popular thing on the internet and now that they’re bringing it to email, not everyone is happy. This change will cause your mailbox to become a platform for marketers and advertisers.

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/amp-email-bad-idea/

Australia ‘Absolutely Considering’ Jail Time for Tech Execs Who Can’t Scrub Hate Off Their Platforms

Australian Attorney General Christian Porter told GizModo that Australia was “absolutely considering” jail time penalties for executives who fail to remove terrorist content from their online platforms.

https://gizmodo.com/australia-absolutely-considering-jail-time-for-tech-exe-1833578817

Tech companies not ‘comfortable’ storing data in Australia, Microsoft warns

Microsoft is just one of many companies that are uncomfortable storing company data in Australia despite new laws. Australia has passed laws forcing companies to comply with such requests.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/27/tech-companies-not-comfortable-storing-data-in-australia-microsoft-warns

MEP errors mean European copyright law may not have passed

After the much anticipated Copyright Directive was passed by EU Parliament yesterday, 11 MEPs indicated that they voted incorrectly. That is enough to change the vote and remove the most controversial parts Article 13 and Article 11, but the incorrect vote stands currently.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/mar/27/mep-errors-mean-european-copyright-law-may-not-have-passed

Facebook to Fight Belgian Ban on Tracking Users (and Even Non-Users)

Belgium court believes that Facebook “still violates the fundamental rights of millions of residents of Belgium.” Facebook disagrees and is fighting back for their right to track Belgium Facebook visitors, even those that aren’t registered users of Facebook.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-27/facebook-attack-of-belgian-order-on-user-tracking-gets-hearing

About Caleb Chen

Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization. Caleb holds a Master's in Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia as well as a Bachelor's from the University of Virginia. He feels that the world is moving towards a better tomorrow, bit by bit by Bitcoin.

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