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European Court Limits Right-to-Be-Forgotten Delisting to EU Domains. For Now…

CDT and the organisations we filed our intervention with were pleased with the outcome of the EU RTBF case, in that the ruling confirmed that compliance with EU legislation does not require global delisting. However, the ruling also stated that while global delisting is not mandated by law, it is also not excluded. The last word has not been spoken on this important matter.

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Digital is Different: “Pole Camera” Ruling Demonstrates Evolving Fourth Amendment Rights

In what could be the first significant expansion of the Supreme Court’s finding in Carpenter v. United States, a federal district court in Massachusetts granted a motion to suppress evidence, ruling that police use of a “pole camera” represented a search under the Fourth Amendment. This ruling is an important signal of what may be to come for digital privacy rights and provides a necessary limitation on warrantless government video surveillance.

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Facebook Settlement Shows FTC Will Not Limit How Companies Use Our Data, so Congress Must

Today’s settlement asks the public to trust that Facebook can make the right decision when it comes to collecting data about children, using our faces for products and services, and processing our health and financial information. But we should not have to trust Facebook. Instead, we — and Congress — ought to determine what the rules of the road will be moving forward.

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How Can We Protect Privacy While Supporting Students Who Change Schools?

Changing schools can be disruptive to a student’s education. One way schools and parents can help limit this disruption is by making sure that important data follows students as they change schools. However, data portability has to be done carefully and conscientiously, because the same data that can help students hit the ground running at their new school can also hinder them there.

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Privacy Professionals Reflect on the GDPR One Year Later

It has been approximately one year since the European General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, and privacy professionals around the world continue to grapple with its impact. Recently, the CDT Europe team had the opportunity to participate in two events geared towards privacy professionals that looked at what has been accomplished under GDPR and what gaps still exist.

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Standards for Artificial Intelligence Can Shape a More Secure and Equitable Future

Artificial intelligence today is exceedingly powerful. As its capabilities continue to grow, so too does public excitement and government interest in setting standards that will allow artificial intelligence to flourish. In this post, we’ll first discuss the landscape of AI and then how standards for AI might help government, business, research, and society better grapple with an automated future.

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