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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.