In what is being labelled a major setback for free speech and open internet, a Washington DC appeals court has ruled that the country’s telecoms regulator cannot force internet service providers to treat the traffic on their network as equal, regardless of the source, platform or content.
In our new monthly series, Apahia’s guest blogger Ines Grah takes a look at the recent judgements by the European Court of Justice and the General Court, highlighting the most relevant developments in energy, data protection, competition and environment.
There have been many voices saying that privacy is dead, as it is so easy to breach: content-rich transactions and social media data trail combined with our mobile location makes us an easy target for profiling and other types of privacy intrusion. The question is therefore automatically raised: how does data protection regulation apply to our online world as it is today?
Facebook has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over claims it monitors its users’ private messages, selling the data collected to advertisers.