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[News] Wins and Setbacks for Privacy and Civil Rights

  • Subject: [News] Wins and Setbacks for Privacy and Civil Rights
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 09:25:45 +0000
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Utah A.G. may gain broader power to demand Internet, cell-phone records

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| A proposal that would broaden the power of 
| the Attorney General's Office to demand 
| Internet and cell phone companies turn 
| over information about customers won broad 
| approval Tuesday from a Utah House 
| committee. 


Lib Dems seek web blocking: ask them to stop

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| Lib Dem peers are seeking to amend the 
| Digital Economy Bill to allow site 
| blocking for copyright infringement. This 
| could lead to unwanted blocking of sites 
| accused of copyright infringement, 
| including sites like Youtube, and a 
| massive chilling effect as any site with 
| user generated content could easily fall 
| foul of provisions like this.


Court rules anti-terror data storage illegal

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| In a victory for privacy advocates, 
| Germanyâs highest court on Tuesday knocked 
| down an anti-terrorism law that allows 
| authorities to store all phone and 
| internet records of private citizens.


When American and European Ideas of Privacy Collide

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| âOn the Internet, the First Amendment is a 
| local ordinance,â said Fred H. Cate, a law 
| professor at Indiana University. He was 
| talking about last weekâs ruling from an 
| Italian court that Google executives had 
| violated Italian privacy law by allowing 
| users to post a video on one of its 
| services.



Control Orders

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| Control Orders remain a cruel act of
| degradation of people who have never been
| convicted of anything, utterly incompatible
| with human rights. Parliament will today
| vote to renew them again - expect the
| parties to compete in their gravitas as they
| underline the threat to our very existence
| and way of life (sic) from terrorism.


German High Court Limits Phone and E-Mail Data Storage

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| Germany's highest court has rejected a
| controversial law requiring data on
| telephone calls and e-mail traffic to be
| stored for six months for possible use by
| law enforcement. Data stored so far must be
| deleted immediately, and strict controls
| must be put in place before the law can come
| into force again.

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