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UK courts hacking away at surveillance powers

Last week, the UK High Court issued an opinion explaining how emergency legislation passed last summer — the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (DRIPA) — violates EU law. We analyze the ruling and consider the implications for the future of privacy and data retention in Europe.


• 29 July 2015 • Amie Stepanovich

U.S. may grant rights to EU citizens under Privacy Act

On June 25, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Obama administration is seeking to extend to EU citizens several privacy protections in U.S. law, which today are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. If the U.S. Congress follows through and passes legislation to this effect, Europeans will gain access to U.S. courts for certain privacy offences, for the first time.


• 16 July 2014 • Peter Micek

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